Allen K. Solomon, Jr., 88, of Hamden, entered eternal rest on September 7, 2022.

He was the widower of Thelma Laverne Solomon.

Mr. Solomon was born March 1, 1934, in Des Moines, IA, the son of the late Allen K. Solomon, Sr. and Annette Solomon.

He enlisted in the Army in 1951, courageously served in the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1954.

Prior to retiring, Mr. Solomon was employed by Metro-North Railroad as a Ticket Agent for over 30 years.

He was a longtime and faithful member of Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church in Hamden, CT.

He leaves to cherish loving memories, a daughter, Sharron Solomon-McCarthy (Jesse); sons, Emeth Solomon of New Haven, CT and Juan Solomon of Maryland; grandsons, Tyler and Hunter McCarthy, Jahmal, Javon, and Jaylin Solomon, all of New Haven, CT and a sister, Shirley Harper (Otis) of Des Moines, Iowa; special friend, Helen Clay; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and loved ones.

Mr. Solomon was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharnita Solomon; sisters, Jacqueline Leaper, Lesse Williams, Marian Irving, Patty Solomon, and Sandra Dawson; and a brother, Don Turner all of Des Moines, IA.

A memorial service to celebrate Mr. Solomon’s life and legacy will be held Friday, September 16, 2022, at 10:00 A.M. at Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church, 425 Newhall St., Hamden, CT. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church Scholarship Fund.