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Mike (Myron) Solin died peacefully at home in Briarcliff Manor on Saturday, September 1st 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Mike was born on April 29th, 1920 in Holyoke, Massachusetts to Jacob and Fannie Solin. He served as a Captain in the U.S Air Force from 1943-1946 during which he was deployed to the New Guinea Campaign. Following the War, Mike received his MBA from the University of Michigan and went on to work for McGraw Hill as an Editor until he left in 1967 to found Benchmark Media, a producer and distributor of educational films. Mike’s early film work included a piece on the link between smoking and lung cancer called “Is smoking worth it?” (1962). It was widely distributed throughout classrooms in the United States by the American Cancer Society. Mike was an accomplished squash player and well known on the amateur circuit. He was a member of the winning US team in the 1965 Lapham Cup. He was a five time national hardball champion and two time national softball champion. He served as President of NY Squash and the Metropolitan Squash Racquets Association. Mike is survived by his wife Maggie Solin and their children and grandchildren. A memorial service will be held for Mike at Sleepy Hollow Country Club, in Scarborough-on-Hudson, New York, on Wednesday, September 12th at 6pm.
WATERBURY & KELLY FUNERAL HOME
1300 Pleasantville Rd
Briarcliff Manor, New York 10510