TAMPA - The Bay Area will bid adieu to a two-time super bowl champion, and Bay Area mentor, Freddie Solomon.
Solomon, who was a wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers and a quarterback at the University of Tampa, died last Monday at age 59.
Solomon died after his nine-month battle with colon and liver cancer.
The former coach, considered a pillar of the community, will be honored at a memorial service Monday.
Just last month, Hilllsborough County honored Solomon by naming the sheriff’s annex after him. He served as a community coordinator there since 1991. After his NFL career, he returned to Tampa to focus on mentoring youth.
Solomon's memorial service will begin 11:00 a.m. at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Tampa.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the University of Tampa Freddie Solomon Scholarship Fund or HCSO Charities, Inc. or the DeBartolo Family Foundation.
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