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Solomon Amato

Solomon Amato, 81, of South Orange died Jan. 2, 2011. Born in New York City, he resided in South Orange for over 43 years.

Mr. Amato taught junior high school as well as English to high school students, remaining in touch with his Irvington High School students from the 1960s.

After earning a PhD in the Philosophy of Education at New York University, he was employed at Brooklyn College for over 25 years, serving as professor and associate dean of the School of General Studies, among his roles.

He attended South Orange public schools and received a BA from New York University.

He was a veteran of the Korean War.

He was a member of Oheb Shalom Congregation in South Orange.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 56 years, Sylvia; his daughter, Cheselyn Amato of Davis, Calif.; his son, Ivan of Silver Spring, Md.; and four grandsons.

Services were held Jan. 25 with arrangements by Kahila Chapels, Brooklyn.

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