Franklin Osmond Solomon, fondly known as “Bunny”, was born in Berbice, Guyana on August 14, 1945, to the late Prince Edward and Olga Agatha Solomon. He was the 7th child and, according to his siblings, he was the most mischievous. His mischievous behavior has landed him in a few burning accidents which earned him the nickname “Bunny”.
As a young man, Bunny was very athletic, participated in several Olympic level activities and later displayed his talents as an outstanding cricketer. There, he represented his schools, Kitty Methodist, Smith’s Church and Tutorial High. He later played for the DCC Cricket Club at a very high level amongst other great and prominent players, like Clive Lloyd, Lance Gibbs, Fred Wills, Basil Butcher, Calvin Kalicharran and others. One of his biggest highlights was bowling to Calvin Kalicharran for a “duck”!
Frank (Bunny) married Nathalie (Holly) Babb on December 7th 1968. Their union later produced their first child, Sean Solomon. Bunny was employed at the Dembo Bauxite company in McKenzie for several years prior to migrating to the United States where their children Nerissa and Kimberly were born. Frank worked at Clipper Diamond Tool as the Shipping Manager and managed his office cleaning business in the evenings and weekends. He later worked at the Brooklyn House for Rehabilitation as a CNA until he retired in 2016.
Bunny was a smooth, cool guy. He was very charismatic, had a big heart and will continue to be loved by many. He loved music and enjoyed singing and dancing. How can we forget his two-step sway? He had an infectious spirit and always enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was an amazing dad and always made sure to spoil his girls. It ranged from trips to KFC or the corner store every Friday, to taking trips to Virginia or Myrtle Beach in the summer. He was very loving, generous and hardly ever said “NO”. His jokes at the dinner table kept everyone in tears and if you had a moment to interact with him, you were sure to laugh and smile in his presence.
Bunny transitioned to glory on Friday October 21, 2022.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his eldest brother Edwin Solomon and youngest brother David Solomon. He is survived by his wife, of 53 years, Nathalie Solomon. He leaves to cherish his memories; three children; Sean Solomon, Nerissa Solomon-Malloy and Kimberly Kelly, son-in-law Jamel Malloy and Joseph Kelly 3rd. Eight grandchildren; Katrina, Karen and Kenzie Solomon, Shadae Cherenfant, Lance and Leah Malloy, Joseph Kelly 4th, and Mikayla Kelly, and two great grandchildren, Robyn Whyte and Greyson Pierre.
He also leaves behind to mourn his remaining siblings: Mignon Winter, Gloria Lewis, Lynette Solomon, Waddington, Haydock & Percival Solomon and Desiree Solomon Callender. Five brothers-in-law; Keith Callender, Ian, Carl, Neil and Paul Griffith, five sisters-in-law; Evelyn, Pamela, Audrey and Ann Solomon, Janice Bremner and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Dad, you will be truly missed and will forever live in our hearts.
Peace be onto you.