Myron Solwitz, doctor of optometry, husband of Ruth Solwitz for 77 years and father of three, died May 7, 2019, at his home in Beachwood. He had just celebrated his 101st birthday.
Dr. Solwitz was loved and admired for his clear, strong moral purpose, his work ethic and his wry sense of humor. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II, then returned to Cleveland to set up his optometry practice. He opened an office on Mayfield Road in South Euclid and worked in that neighborhood into his mid-80s.
Even after that, loyal patients would visit him for eye examinations in his home.
Myron was a devoted golfer and played the game into his nineties. He was also a founding member of the Suburban Symphony Orchestra, where he played the violin, again into his nineties.
A longtime member of Lake Forest Country Club, he spent many months at his second home in Florida, but family was his most important focus. Myron and Ruth lovingly hosted their children and grandchildren for extended visits.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Solwitz; and his children, Sharon Solwitz (Barry Silesky), Marcia (Burt) Katz and Richard Solwitz (Kim Brustoski). He was grandfather to Andy Katz (Emily Shapiro), Jamie (Ryan) Bartell, Benjamin (Cola) Solwitz, Seth (Melissa) Silesky, Jesse Silesky (deceased) and Iris Brustoski; and great-grandfather to Maya, Avital, Eitan and Yehoshua Katz, and Kaitlyn and Justin Bartell.
Graveside services were held May 10.
He will be greatly missed.