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Solomon Volen

Solomon Volen

d. February 16, 2023

Solomon Volen, age 96 passed on 2/16/23 with his family by his side. A loving and devoted family man, he was predeceased by his wife Irma Volen z"l (nee Winneker), and is survived by his daughter Meryl Gerner (nee Volen). Sol grew up in Strawberry Mansion and was a WWII veteran in the Army from 1943-1947. He served in the Philippines. He owned a bar on Spring Garden Street for many years and later started a full line vending machine business and branched out into office coffee services. Sol was always there to lend a hand. He never stopped his life of service and spent his retirement volunteering at various organizations such as Red Cross Disaster Services, the USO, the Reading Terminal, JRA, etc. He was a member of 3 war veterans groups, 3 ham radio clubs and 5 coin clubs. He was well read, very knowledgeable and had various collections. Sol passed from a sudden onset of leukemia. He was still driving (even at night) and active up until this past December. He always had a smile on his face and his motto was, "Be nice and nice things will happen to you." Everyone who met him fell in love, called him a hero and wished they could be like him. Sol was the poster boy for the quote, “The purpose of life is a life of purpose”. Relatives and friends are invited to Services Sunday, February 19, 2023, 1:00 PM, Joseph Levine & Sons, 4737 Street Road, Trevose, PA. Interment at Roosevelt Memorial Park, 2701 Old Lincoln Highway, Trevose, PA. Chapel service will be webcast. Shiva will be held at Sol's late residence after the interment and on Monday and Tuesday from 3:00 to 9:00pm. If you wish to make a donation in Sol's memory, please choose a charity or cause close to your heart.


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