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William Solomon passed away peacefully, surrounded by his children, at his home in Thousand Oaks due to complications from liver disease. William was born in San Diego to parents Bertha and Benjamin. He attended Claremont Men’s College, then Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, where he studied fine art. After graduating, his Volkswagen van crisscrossed the country several times with first wife Kathleen and pet Tandog before returning to California, where he found a career as a set painter in the studios. His resume includes films and television shows such as “Fame”, “Red Dawn”, “Dick Tracy”, “Death Becomes Her”, and “The Getaway”. William received a liver transplant in 1995, retired, and focused on his art, exhibiting paintings and other works throughout Ventura and Los Angeles counties. His second wife Penny Strowger passed away in 2019. He is survived by his children Rory (Julie), Kyle, and Mallory, as well as his grandchildren Micah and Ottilie. His ashes will be spread in the Santa Monica Mountains. May his memory be a blessing.

John Korty '59