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Steven Solberg, '65. 1947-2015
His lifelong friend Steve Noonan, '64 writes:
 
'This morning at 3:43 AM, Steven Passed away.
 
'He called out to Kohl - his life Partner of 20 years 
and they spent a few moments together before his passing.
 
'He will be missed and Loved always.
 
'He wanted to thank everyone who offered him support'
 
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Stephanie Elwell Mulroony on August 21, 2018 at 3:02 PM said:

Steve was Caryl Solerg's big brother in the same vein that Doug was mine. Caryl and I banged around in each other's houses at will all during elementry school, and I remember Steve as a fun-lovng and patient guy, putting up with two little girls who dogged his every footstep. There was never an occasion when he told us to get lost, but rathr he indulged our antics. When older, I was sure that he was too sophisticated to bother with us (probably not true), but I will never forget those early years of kindness. Love to Caryl enduring his loss.
Bill Stull, '65 on March 3, 2015 at 10:07 PM said:

To Steven Solberg in Plato’s Heaven


“Don't ever tell anybody anything.
If you do, you start missing everybody.”

? J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye


He wanted to be good
like Jesus, Gandhi, and Geronimo

He wanted to be true
like reason, faith, and passion

He wanted to be beautiful
like Ganymede, the Kouros, and Saint Sebastian

He wanted to be loved
like the Form of the Ideal
Frenchy Pelletier ( 65 ) on February 1, 2015 at 9:31 AM said:

So Sorry to see that Steve is gone. May all remember his smile.
Frenchy ( 65 )
Debbie Soto Haprov. '66 on January 31, 2015 at 4:14 AM said:

God Bless you Steve, may you rest in peace
andy wendland 67 on January 30, 2015 at 9:04 AM said:

Peace be with you brother.You touched many lives with your sweet presence.
Betsy Burleigh Long on January 29, 2015 at 10:08 PM said:

How sad. Rest in peace, Steven.
Genni Klein, '64 on January 29, 2015 at 10:01 PM said:

So sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers for comfort and healing for his family and friends
Anne Ward, '63 on January 29, 2015 at 9:59 PM said:

I'm so sorry to hear that.
Terry Messick Carlson, '65 on January 29, 2015 at 9:57 PM said:

So sorry to hear the news, heartbreaking
Carole Szymanski, '66 on January 29, 2015 at 9:55 PM said:

Rest in Peace, Steve.
Tim Twombly, '64 on January 29, 2015 at 5:18 PM said:

Sorry to hear the news. I hear a choir of angels singing.
Wayne and Marianne Seefeldt, '67 on January 29, 2015 at 5:13 PM said:

RIP our friend.
Carolyn Wohlfarth Merritt - Class of '65 on January 29, 2015 at 5:11 PM said:

Peace on your journey my friend. May light guide you along your way. Your spirit will be missed.
Blessings. . .
Patti Powers, '65 on January 29, 2015 at 5:05 PM said:

So sorry to hear about his passing. I didn’t know Steve but he seemed like a very kind soul. I don’t like adding another classmate to our deceased list. RIP, Steve.
Barb Smith Whitfield, '67 on January 28, 2015 at 8:05 AM said:

I remember your friendship and kindness at SHHS in my sophomore year. You are a kind, gentle soul and my prayers have been with you the past several months. Your friends have been rallying for you as you are a great friend to have known. Barb Smith Whitfield
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From Steve Noonan, January 27, 2015;
 
'As many of you know - Steven [in photo] has been suffering from multiple re-occurring Cancers for a couple years. 
 
"When I first went to see him a month or so ago, he was quite lucid.  We talked and laughed about all our old times - our old school buddies - etc - it was wonderful.  He very much wanted you thank all of those who sent money -  it was very needed by him at the time - too many of you to mention here - but we will be putting a list together - later - but thank you.
 
"A couple days ago Steven started getting pains all over his body - and was put on a morphine pump by his doctor - and has begun his gradual transition to the other side.
 
'Greg Copeland, '64; LIz Maloney and I went to visit him today, January 27  - and met up with some new and old friends there as well.
 
'Steven was awake for only moments at a time, but recognized us each when he saw us, and said our names, and then dropped back off.
 
'While it was difficult to see him in this state. It was necessary for us to prepare to really let him go.
 
'He's had a full, productive life - Painting - Acting (at least two feature films)  Partying with the likes of Andy Warhol, Salvadore Dali and many others. 50 our friend Jackson Browne wrote his song "The Painter" about Steven, a song that's on my first LP.  That's a hard one to top for a simple artist from Fullerton.
 
'I will keep you posted, but we are coming to his end -- or beginning,  however you wish to see it -  and it would be good to send good thoughts to Steven for a quick and painless passing -- and on to his next assignment.
 
Thanks again for your support . -- Steve Noonan. 
 
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Earlier fom Steve Noonan, at noon, January 2, 2015;
 
"Steven is awake - communicative - laughs here and there, etc.
 
'He told me the first day it could be weeks or months - so far it's been a month."
 
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Jackson Browne wrote this song in the late 1960s and Steve Noonan recorded it in 1967.

it's about their friend Steven Solberg, and it's called 'The Painter''.

Click;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s60LqGI_8b8

Read the lyrics here; 

http://www.metrolyrics.com/the-painter-lyrics-jackson-browne.html