Below is a statement from Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi regarding the passing of former Warwick Mayor Joseph Solomon:


“I am deeply saddened by the passing of my dear friend, Joe Solomon. He was truly a self-made man who came from humble beginnings and built several successful businesses. He developed a reputation as a tough but fair leader and a shrewd fiscal manager. However, there was a side of Joe that not everyone saw: he had a huge heart. He loved the city of Warwick and giving back to the community. He had a soft spot for animals, the less-advantaged, and the elderly. But above all, he unabashedly adored his family. His wife, Cindy, was his soulmate and best friend. His son, and my colleague, Representative Joe Solomon Jr., was his absolute pride and joy. My deepest sympathies go out to the entire Solomon family.”