In Memorial

Leslie Solomon

Date of Death: June 19th, 2022
20 Sivan 5782


Photo By  : Leslie Breitner Solomon, age 75, loving mother of two, adoring grandma to four, and faithful wife passed away in her home in the early hours of June 19th after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Leslie was born in 1946 in New York, the oldest of four children. After graduating from college in Brockport, she moved to California where she met her husband. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Chicago, got married in 1970, and settled in the suburbs. As a wife and mother, Leslie was loving, generous, selfless, and kind. If she wasn't reading a book or grading papers with a cat on her lap, she was scratching her husband or daughters' backs with her perfectly manicured nails while animatedly talking to a friend or loved-one on the phone. She had a slight obsession with dessert, more specifically chocolate, and it was rare for her to turn down ice cream, even in the dead of a Chicago winter. Leslie was an outstanding and respected schoolteacher, as many of her students will endearingly attest. She commanded the classroom with ease, her students cherished their time with her, and the scope of their learning went far beyond the required curriculum. She is survived by her husband Art of 51 years; two daughters Amy (Erik) Hulting and Tracy (Michael) Bumpus; four grandkids: Luke, Josh, Ava, and Leah; and three siblings Michael Breitner, Penny Dutton, and Jill Breitner and her beloved cat, Rusty. A Celebration of Life will be held at The Continental Restaurant and Banquet Hall at 788 S. Buffalo Grove Road in Buffalo Grove on the 27th of June, 4:00-8:00 pm for her friends, family, former students and colleagues. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Together Rising ( For information and to leave condolences: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home (847) 255-3520 or

Service Information

Service : Monday, June 27th at 4:00 pm
Service Location: Celebration of Life - Continental Restaurant


Shiva Information

A Celebration of Life will be held at
The Continental Restaurant and Banquet Hall
788 S. Buffalo Grove Road
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
On the 27th of June from 4:00-8:00 PM
for her friends, family, former students and colleagues.

Together Rising

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June 27th, 2022

When we were teachers at Thomas Jefferson, I was fortunate to have a classroom next door to Leslie. We became good friends both at school and outside of school. I will miss her beautiful smile!

~Lynne Leonard
~friend, Lincolnshire, IL

June 20th, 2022

Family Photo Arlene Folsom

Leslie Solomon

~Arlene Folsom
~Shalom Funeral Home, Arlington Heights


Yahrzeit Dates For Leslie Solomon

Tradition directs us in the evening before the Yahrzeit dates listed below, the anniversary of our loved one's day of death, we are to kindle a candle in our homes as a reminder of their place in our hearts.

Gregorian Date
20th of Sivan 57836/9/2023
20th of Sivan 57846/26/2024
20th of Sivan 57856/16/2025
20th of Sivan 57866/5/2026
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