ORRINGTON – Samuel J. Solomon, 84, died March 9, 2008, surrounded by his family at his home. He was born Dec. 5, 1923, in Lexington, N.C., the son of William and Sarah Janie (Lowder) Solomon. Samuel served active duty for the U.S. Navy 30 years from 1941 to 1971. He served in four Pacific campaigns during World War II beginning with the U.S. 1st Marine Division during the Battle of Guadalcanal. He also served throughout the Korean War and two tours of duty in Vietnam. His decorations included the Combat Aircrew Wings, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Expeditionary Medal, American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with three bronze stars, World War II Victory Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal with bronze star, Korean Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the United Nations Medal. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Althea (Ware) Solomon; one son, Samuel Solomon Jr., both of Orrington; three daughters, Mary Stevens of Millington, Tenn., Debbie Obermann of South Carolina, and Barbara Perryman of California; one brother, Joseph Solomon of North Carolina; nine grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a step-daugh-ter, Gloria Jean Pennington. Graveside services with full military honors will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, March 20, at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.