Solle Frankel

The Jewish Chronicle - - Obituaries -

MY GRAND­FA­THER Solle was born in the East End of Lon­don and I re­mem­ber him f or his joy­ful na­ture, and his con­stant singing, writes Leanne Si­mons. His par­ents Es­ther Leah and Michael both orig­i­nated from Ploszk, Poland, and Solle was one of four chil­dren. Solle mar­ried my grand­mother Jen­nie (Jen­nala) two weeks be­fore the out­break of the Sec­ond World War. He worked on the search lights dur­ing the war, and was a ma­chine hand in the rag trade, in which he was in­volved for the rest of his life.

He­hadadeep­knowl­edge­an­dun­der­stand­ing of the world.

His son, my fa­ther Stephen, met my mother Dee in Lon­don’s West Hamp­stead and they were mar­ried in 1970.

Once, while dis­cussing the price of a Blooms salt beef sand­wich in the 1950s Solle said: “You could get all this in­for­ma­tion from Google!” For a man of 100 years, he was very much in touch with the mod­ern world.

Looked af­ter by Jewish Care at the end, he pined for his East End past, where he and Jen­nie would be first in the queue at Grodzin­skis to buy cheese buns.

He is sur­vived by his son and daugh­ter-in-law, daugh­ters, Leanne and Nicole, grand­chil­dren and great­grand­chil­dren.

Solle and Jen­nie: joy­ful past

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