Robert S. Solakoff
1940 ∼ 2017
Robert S. Solakoff of Brockton died November 3, 2017 in the Good
Samaritan Hospital at the age of 77. He was born in Boston, and was the
son of the late Alice (McGaughey) and Walter Solakoff. He was raised and
educated in Cambridge, and graduated from Cambridge Latin High School in
1958. He attended Northeastern University, and later enlisted in the
U.S. Marine Corp. After serving his country, Bob worked as a police
officer at MIT in Cambridge for 39 years, and retired as SGT.
Bob was an athlete and avid sports fan. In high school he excelled in
football, basketball, baseball, and track. He was co-captain of his
football team at Cambridge Latin, and went on to play football while
serving in the Marine Corp. He was a very proud man who enjoyed spending
his time with his family. He frequently shared stories of his athletic
experiences and Marine Corp service with his grandchildren, which
inspired some of them to also enlist in the armed forces.
Over the years, Bob remained connected to the Marines. He would go out
for breakfast each Saturday morning with a small group of Marine
veterans. They would talk about anything from politics to sports to
their days in the corp. He also attended many reunions held throughout
Husband of Patricia E.( Ferrick) of Brockton. Father of Denise Catania
of Raynham and the late Sheila Creney. Grandfather of Kaitlyn Creney,
Meghan Creney, 2nd LT Ryan Creney US Army, Jaclyn Catania, Rebecca
Catania, Lance CPL Matthew Catania, US Marines and the late Michael Catania.
Funeral from the East Bridgewater Prophett-Chapman Cole & Gleason
Funeral Home 35 Spring Street East Bridgewater Wednesday at 9:00am.
Funeral Mass in St. John’s Church East Bridgewater at 10:00am.
Visiting hours Tuesday 4-7pm.
Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, West Bridgewater.