BARRY Solomon will be remembered in Port Fairy's sporting annals as a top lawn bowler and a member of the town's only Hampden league premiership side.
Mr Solomon, 88, passed away on Wednesday surrounded by his family.
Jim Murray, a teammate in Port Fairy's 1958 premiership side said the passing of Mr Solomon was a sad time not only for his family but his many friends.
"Barry was a very popular person," Murray said.
"I caught up with him last Friday and we had a good chat and a laugh about the old times. Barry was a tough talented back pocket player who loved to kick drop-kicks.
"He was a left-footer who struggled to kick on his right foot. He was a staunch Port Fairy supporter after his career ended and so is all his family.
"With Barry's passing there are only three premiership players from the 1958 side alive in Lyle Denning, Colin Lane and myself."
Mr Solomon was a life member of the Port Fairy Football Netball Club and of the Port Fairy Bowls Club.
"Barry loved the lawn bowls," Murray said.
"He was a top player and worked tirelessly at improving the facilities around the bowls club for many years.
"I never heard Barry say a bad word about anyone. He was just a top bloke who's going to be really missed by his family and old mates around Port Fairy."
Mr Solomon is survived by his wife Betty and children Kerry, Sally, Paul, Brian, Lisa and Ashley.
With the COVID restrictions his funeral will be live streamed on Monday through Guyetts Funerals.
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