|Heinz “Ed” Salomon|
|Written by Don Iler, Pilot staff writer|
|October 11, 2013 08:07 pm|
Heinz “Ed” Salomon
Feb. 23, 1928-Oct. 7, 2013
Heinz “Ed” Salomon passed away Oct. 7, 2013, at a local care facility, at the age of 85.
He was born Feb. 23, 1928, in Manhattan, N.Y. to Franz Salomon and Ella (Hornig-Salomon).
He attended schools both in New York and Denver, Colo.
After graduating high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving two years in Pensacola, Fla., where he learned the art of photography. Returning to Denver, he met and married Joan Marie Haeffner, on Oct. 9, 1948.
Ed was later recalled to service during the Korean War. Ed served on the USS Antietam Aircraft Carrier. He then remained as a reservist until retiring in 1978.
He was also a Denver firefighter for 27 years, retiring as captain in 1980. He and his wife purchased an RV and traveled the West Coast from San Diego to Port Angeles, Wash. They decided to make picturesque Harbor their home.
Ed was a man of many talents. He could take apart and put back together almost anything. He was a builder, an inventor (making many of his own tools), a thinker and a wonderful chef. You could talk about any subject because he was always interested in learning more. He was enthusiastic about fishing, golfing and his family.
Ed is survived by his wife Joan; daughter Kathie Weisenstein of Brookings; grandchildren Eric Weisenstein and wife Melissa of Denver, and Kama Hedding and her husband John of Ashland; great-grandchild Alexander Hedding.
Ed was preceded in death by his son Gary Salomon.
Memorial contributions, in Ed’s honor, may be made to Curry Village Good Samaritan Society, 1 Park Ave., Brookings, OR 97415.
Redwood Memorial Chapel is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed online at www.redwoodmemorial.net.
Submitted by Redwood Memorial Chapel.