Rod Merrick Solow

September 11, 2021
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Rod Merrick Solow passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at the age of 54. Son of the late Lawrence Solow and Shelia Katz Solow. He is survived by his daughter, Lane Reilly Solow, his brother, Louis Rosen, his sister, Janet Rosen Kleinberger, his nieces, Niki and Lynn Kleinberger and his ex-wife, Kennon Solow Suarez.

Rod Solow was born on August 29th, 1967 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated from Ecole Classique in 1986 and went on to attend the University of Alabama, where he graduated in 1991. Rod was passionate about New Orleans, its culture, music, and food. His passion for sports started at a young age and awarded him All-Metro MVP during his high school career in basketball. He was also on three State Championship baseball teams at Ecole Classique. He loved coaching his daughter, Lane, and her friends at Carrollton Boosters. He even coached them to win a National Championship in 2009.

For all that knew Rod knew that he was One of a Kind. He had a heart of gold and wanted to help anyone in any way he could. But those that truly knew him, knew his favorite thing in life besides his daughter was Widespread Panic. Throughout his life his friends stuck by him through thick and thin. He will be loved and missed by many near and far.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life at 1455 Calhoun Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118 on Friday, September 17th, 2021 from 6:00-8:00 pm. We invite you to share your thoughts, fond memories and condolences online at

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