Obituary of Ann Wasserman Solomon
Ann Wasserman Solomon
July 14 1940-August 26 2023
Her middle name should be courage. She courageously fought an unrelenting disease and then used her belief in dignity in dying to take control of the end of her life. Another amazingly Courageous decision.
Ann was the daughter of Helman and Evelyn Wasserman. She graduated from Washington University with a degree in elementary education. She taught 3rd grade at Berkeley elementary school. In 1963 she married Mike Solomon and they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on August 24, 2023. This was a milestone that she was determined to make.
Ann was one of the most amazing people the world has known. Her love, compassion and generosity had no limits. She was the consummate wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, sister, daughter and friend. She was loved by all who knew her and had tremendous influence on many lives.
After having children Ann began a career in early childhood education, first as a volunteer, then as a teacher. She became certified in early childhood education and was on the staff of Clayton Early Learning center. She taught at Temple Sinai and Temple Emanuel Preschools where she became the assistant director of the Temple Emanuel Preschool program. She then began teaching at Paddington Station Preschool where she eventually became the director of the school and served in that post until she retired in 2012. Early childhood education was one of her passions.
Ann’s other passion was her family and friends. She created a family that she loved with such fervor that we could never get enough of her. She had an unbelievable talent for entertaining and for being quite elegant. There are no words to express the pain of losing her.
Ann is survived by her husband of 60 years, Mike. She was the mother of three children and later five as her she considered her daughter-in-law and son-in-law to be one of her children. Her children Robert and his partner Victoria, Betsy Low and her husband Rob Low, Andrew and his wife Dananne all survive her as do seven grandchildren; Delaney, Darby, Amanda, Dailey, Emma, Aydan, and Alexander. She is also survived by her brother John Wasserman and his wife Esther Starrels, and her sister Mary Weinstock and her husband Rich. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Monday, August 28th at 10:00am, at Temple Emanuel, followed by burial at Emanuel Cemetery. A livestream will be available on Feldman Mortuary’s YouTube channel.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Bags of Fun, a charity very dear to her. www.bagsoffun.org