SFPCU is saddened by the news that Sol Weiner, one of our founding fathers, passed away on April 14, 2016.
A native San Franciscan, Sol was born in San Francisco on September 8, 1928 and was part of the SFPD for 29 years, during which time he reached the rank of lieutenant and helped found SF Police Credit Union. He continued to work at the Credit Union long past his retirement and was involved up until his recent passing. That's over 60 years of service to SFPCU--a feat he was recognized for at our 2014 Annual Meeting, where he was awarded with a special plaque.
Sol made an unforgettable impression on many of our members, who took to Facebook to share some of their memories. Click here for a sampling of the recollections members had about Sol.
In recent years Sol was a familiar presence at SFPCU, especially at the main branch on Irving Street. Many staff members fondly recall seeing him walking around the branch, wearing his familiar baseball cap and checking in on day to day operations.
"I still have a picture of him carrying my son when he was a baby," remembers Darlene Hong, SFPCU's VP of Membership Development and long-time employee. "When I joined the SFPCU family back in August 1983, my first week on the job, it was 'Uncle Sol and Elliott Blackstone' who took me out to lunch and gave me the inside scoop on working for this credit union. He wanted to make sure I understood who we work for and how important our members are to this credit union. And to this day, I continue his legacy of serving our members with passion and respect. I will miss you Uncle Sol – your spirit and compassion for this credit union will live on in your name today and forever."
Our condolences go out to Sol's wife Jean Weiner and the rest of his family. Rest in peace, Sol. You will be missed.
Click below to watch a short video clip of Sol speaking at our 2014 Annual Meeting.