Mildred “Millie” Berger Solomon died peacefully at Brightmore Independent Living on May 30, 2015. She was 101.
She was born on July 30, 1913, in New York City, daughter of the late Fannie Baer and Samuel Berger. She was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Dickier; her first husband, Abraham Segaloff; and her second husband, Abram Solomon.
Surviving are her son, John “Jack” Solomon, of San Rafael, California; two daughters, Ellen Solomon, of Wilmington and Laura Solomon, of Burlington, Vermont; two grandsons, David Solomon (Denise Odenwalder) and Daniel Solomon (Terri Tang); and five great-grandchildren, Lucas, Rachel, Nathan, Lauren and Mia, all living in California.
Millie attended Fawcett Art School and worked as a buyer and manager of Comparison Shopping at Bamberger’s in Newark, New Jersey. After moving to Wilmington in 1950, she contributed to the community through volunteer work. She served as president of the Community Council, on the Board of the United Way, five-time president of the Ladies Concordia Society of the Temple of Israel, director of Candy Striper volunteers at New Hanover County Memorial Hospital and president of the Ladies Golf Association at the Cape Fear Country Club.
Her love of the arts was represented by her work with the Community Concert series and by her advocacy of artist Jack Berkman’s work, which she donated to UNCW and the Cameron Art Museum.
Over the years, Millie enjoyed sewing and sculpting and playing golf, tennis, bridge, Mahjong and Scrabble with friends and family. A lifelong fitness advocate, she led water aerobics groups into her 80s, wrote a monthly column on aging for a magazine for seniors while in her 90s and remained an avid walker into her 100s.
A memorial service will be planned for July.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cameron Art Museum or the Lower Cape Fear Hospice.
Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.
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