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Sol Hirsch

Sol Hirsch

Sol Hirsch, a former National Weather Service forecaster whose career spanned three decades and in retirement became active in his community and synagogue, died Oct. 5 at his Pikesville home of complications from heart disease. He was 91.

The son of Jewish immigrants Alex Hirsch, a tailor, and Rose Hirsch, a homemaker, Sol Hirsch was born in New York City and raised in the Bronx.

Fluent in Yiddish, which was spoken in his home, Mr. Hirsch learned English after he began attending public school. He was a 1941 graduate of James Monroe High School.

Mr. Hirsch was drafted into the Army and because of his mental aptitude was assigned to the Army Air Forces, where he studied...