Solomon Wodajo, 85, Engineer

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FRAMINGHAM – Solomon Wodajo, 85, of Framingham, Massachusetts, passed away Friday, April 23, 2021 at home in Framingham, surrounded by his children, grandchildren and wife.

Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, he was one of seven siblings. An Ethiopian immigrant, Solomon proclaimed that his life goal was to pursue higher level of education in order to facilitate greater success in life.

This dream was fulfilled when he earned an Associate degree in Engineering from Wentworth, Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from Lowell Tech, and his MBA from Babson College.

After graduation, he went to work Wyman Gordon and thereafter,  he was  recruited  by Digital Equipment Corporation as a senior engineer where he worked until retirement.

After retirement, the very kindhearted Solomon continued  to travel to his beloved birth country of Ethiopia to purse a tireless and selfless  charitable work. Solomon was a kind and gentle person who loved spending time with family and friends.  It was often said that there wasn’t a stranger that Solomon didn’t know-or a smile kept to oneself. He enjoyed life, family members and many friends. Solomon was always there to brighten the lives of others. He was a person of faith and lived life serving others.

Solomon is survived by his wife of 56 years, Tsehai Taddesse, a retired nurse, his daughter Makeda Lord and her husband Christopher Lord, his son Manaye Solomon and his grandchildren whom he helped raise, Benyam Alexander and Daniel Alexander.

He loved to laugh and make people happy and was always giving to anyone in need. He loved from the bottom of his heart and never expected anything back. His love was infectious, many people called him dad. If you knew Solomon, you would describe him as always smiling and laughing. He loved his family and helped raise his grandchildren, was considered a dad to many people, opening up his home to many family members from Ethiopia who lived with us for months to years. He took that love to Ethiopia too, always giving what he had and what he did not have. He was stern when raising his children, but was also able to let us assimilate to American culture, letting
us enjoy the best of both worlds. He was surrounded by love his whole life. After relentlessly fighting illness, his body finally rested. Even though his battle with tough the last year he showed his courage in facing life challenges with a smile. Despite the pain, Solomon  came out a hero and stayed strong until the end.

His family was blessed to be with him everyday around the clock until his last breath. His dream was to retire in Ethiopia; he spent many years living back and forth. Solomon was loved, he was our world, he was the best role model and friend. Heaven gained an angel with Solomon; we all love you and will continue to embrace your values.

Visiting hours will be held at the Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech Street, Framingham, MA 01702 on Wednesday, April 28 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Funeral Services will be also held at Norton Funeral Home, Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 9 a.m.

Following the service, he will be laid to rest at St. Stephens Cemetery in Framingham

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

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