Eric Michael Salomom, of Cary, NC, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 2, 2015. He is interned at Raleigh Hebrew Cemetery.
Eric was a cherished husband, father, brother and friend. His devotion to his family was a living testament to what God asks of each of us, and his life was proof that one man can truly make a difference when he chooses a path that honors God and family. Eric’s kind and gentle approach to life was one of his many truly remarkable qualities. But he also had the power to make each of us dig just a little deeper and challenge ourselves to do the right thing simply because it was the right thing to do. We thank Eric for showing us how to love, how to serve, and how to live. We honor Eric by living our lives in the way he exemplified.
Eric was born April 13, 1944 in Montreal, Canada to Joel and Naomi Salomon. He was a graduate of Syracuse University where he earned his business degree in 1967. He began his US business in Raleigh, NC in 1978 and along with business partners, began the development of Regency Park, the beautiful 560 acre business park in Cary, NC. It was through this project that Eric and his partners donated the land which is now Koka Booth Amphitheater. In 2010 he married Susan Fike Minier and made Cary, NC his permanent residence. Eric is predeceased by his parents, Joel and Naomi. He is survived by his beloved wife, Susan Minier-Salomon, his daughter Jessica and fiancé Eman El-Husseini, his daughter Andrea and husband Andrew Kirsch, brother, Leland and wife Elena, and nieces and nephews Jeffrey, (Luisa), Karen, (Mark), and Joel. He was a bonus Dad to Sam and Jack Minier.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Eric’s memory can be made to the Department of Ophthalmology, c/o McGill University, Montreal, Canada, (514)398-5000; or to a charity of your choice.