William Solinger

DATELINE: Cranston

Solinger, William, 91, died Thursday, June 5, 2014 at RI Hospital.  He was the beloved husband of Miriam (Kaplan) Solinger. Born in Providence, a son of the late Morris and Eva (Pockar) Solinger, he had lived in Cranston for 57 years, previously living in Providence.  He was the owner of Leslie Jewelry Company for many years.  William was a WW-II Navy veteran, serving as a radar man aboard the USS Ellison during D Day.  He also served aboard the USS Mona Island.  He was former president of RI Jewish Fraternal and a former member of Temple Torat Yisrael.  Devoted father of Rosalind Noble and her husband, Bill, of West Greenwich and Beverly Solinger and her husband, Laurence McKenzie, of London, England.  Dear brother of Ruth Goldman and Miriam Gauthier, both of Cranston.  Loving grandfather of Janine, Evan, Lauren, and Alex.  Cherished uncle of several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held Sunday at 10:00 a.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Jewish War Veterans of RI, P.O. Box 100064, Cranston, RI 02910 or Make-A-Wish Foundation, 20 Hemingway Dr., Riverside, RI 02915.  Shiva will be observed at the Crowne Plaza, 801 Greenwich Ave., Warwick, on Sunday, 2-4 p.m.


  1. Dawn Alfano
    Jun 6, 2014

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all ….he was a wonderful man!

  2. gwen
    Jun 7, 2014

    Please accept my sincere condolences to the family. May your many memories of him bring you comfort you need to endure this difficult time. Our loving heavenly Father is the God of all comfort and if you allow him, he can and will help you because he cares for you (1Peter 5:7)

  3. Debbi and Floyd Lane
    Jun 8, 2014

    Dear Miriam and family,
    We were so sorry to hear about Billy’s passing. The last time we saw him was in Narragansett and we talked about baseball. We found him very engaging and funny. His eyes lit up the room.
    We were sorry we couldn’t be with you on Sunday but illness forced us to stay home. Just know that we are thinking of you.

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