Funeral arrangements set for Beau Solomon, the UW student killed in Italy

SPRING GREEN, Wisconsin -- Funeral arrangements have been set for Beau Solomon -- the UW student killed in Italy.

According to the obituary for Solomon, A "Mass of Christian Burial" will be held on Wednesday, July 13th at St. John's Catholic Church in Spring Green.

Beau Solomon



A private burial will be held at a later date.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 12th at the church.

Solomon's family has asked for privacy while they mourn their loss.

The lawyer for a homeless man accused of pushing Solomon into the Tiber River in Rome says his client wasn't the only person on the riverbank at the time.

Attorney Michele Vincelli said that based on surveillance footage of the scene, the dynamic of how Solomon ended up in the water was clear. But Vincelli told reporters as he arrived Thursday, July 7th for prosecutors' interrogation of Massimo Galioto that it wasn't clear who was responsible.

"I confirm there were other people on the riverbank in front of the American at the moment he fell in the water," he said.

Beau Solomon



Solomon's body was pulled from the river Monday, July 4th after he was last seen at a bar early Friday, July 1st -- just hours after arriving in Rome for a summer study program.

Below is Solomon's obituary:

Beau Jordan Solomon, age 19, of Spring Green, Wis., died on July 1, 2016, in Rome, Italy. Beau was born in Dodgeville, Wis., on Nov. 29, 1996, the son of Nick and Jodi (Bussan) Solomon.

Beau was an amazing son, brother, mentor and young man. He was a Panther at Iowa-Grant Elementary School before transferring to River Valley High School and graduating as a Blackhawk. Beau then went onto to be a UW-Madison Badger, pursuing a degree in Finance with plans to attend law school and dreams to eventually pursue a career in politics.

Beau's main goal in life was to make a difference, and that he did. Beau was an accomplished three-sport athlete with his favorite sport being whatever season he happened to be in. He was starting quarterback for River Valley and currently served as instructor at the Trickey-Wright Quarterback Camp. An excellent student, Beau was a counselor for Badger Boys State and was a member of the young Republicans club through UW-Madison. Beau also served his church by participating in multiple mission trips through Catholic Heart. Beau enjoyed his summers working at the House on the Rock Golf Course, where he built strong relationships with people of all ages.

Beau was loved by all and in addition to parents, Nick and Jodi, he leaves behind three close brothers, Jake (26), Cole (23), and Max (12). Grandparents are Randy and Betty (Klaas) Bussan of Livingston, Toni Davis of Cobb, and Steve Solomon of Miami, Fla. In addition to Beau's many aunts and uncles and seven cousins, he'll be missed by a special godson, Owen James Bussan.

Beau lived his life with integrity and cared less about what he was doing and more about the people whom he was doing it with. He will always be remembered by his family, classmates, friends, teammates and community.

The Solomon family would like to sincerely thank everyone who gave their prayers and support during this extremely difficult time.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at 11 a.m. at ST. JOHN'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Spring Green, Wis. Father John Silva and Father Michael Resop will concelebrate. A private burial will be held at a later date. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at ST. JOHN'S CATHOLIC CHURCH from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation will also be held on Wednesday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.

Online condolences available at www.staffordfuneralhomes.com. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.