Donna Jean Solomon


Donna, age 88, of Sun City, AZ, passed away peacefully on July 8, 2020 after a lengthy illness in Peoria, AZ.
Donna was born on Jan 22nd, 1932, in Toledo, OH., to the late Clare and Irene Rieser. The family moved to Marion, OH where she grew up and graduated from Marion St. Mary’s High School in 1951.
Donna enjoyed a long career at the GTE phone company in Marion, OH. until relocating with her husband and join her parents in Glendale, AZ in 1978 to escape the cold winters and enjoy the warm weather.
Donna married the love of her life, Tom Solomon, in Marion, OH, October 1976. The couple moved to Arizona and began a laundry-dry cleaning business. Over the next several years they owned two businesses before retiring in Sun City, AZ over 25 years ago. Donna also spent several years working at Sun City Florists.
Donna and Tom spent many evenings with their loving dog, Gizmo, greeting their many friends and neighbors and playing cards.
She is survived by her daughter, Tonya (Toni) of Marion, OH; granddaughters, Sarah (Leonard) Oliver and Tracey Smart of Charleston, SC; niece, Marcia Smith, of Bucyrus, OH; stepsons, Tip (Connie) Solomon of Dallas, TX and Dan (Ann) Solomon of Denver, CO; grandchildren, Shuree and Whitney Solomon of Denver, CO, Brad and Ryan (Shannon) Solomon of Dallas, TX; brother-in-law, Glenn (Pat) Solomon; and 7 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parent’s, Donna was preceded in death by her husband Tom; children, Debra Smart and Michael Felchlin; and stepson, Michael Solomon.
Services will be held at a later date to be determined.