Solomon Pflag, 94, Navy captain, association chief

Solomon C. Pflag
Solomon C. Pflag
Posted: August 25, 2014

Solomon C. Pflag, 94, of Cherry Hill, a former high-ranking officer in the Navy Medical Service Corps, died Friday, Aug. 22, at his home.

When he retired in 1975, Capt. Pflag was the commanding officer of the Naval Medical Materiel Support Command with headquarters in Philadelphia, daughter Sandra White said.

A Navy website states that the unit, now the Naval Medical Logistics Command, had been set up in 1973 at the Naval Hospital compound in South Philadelphia.

"He oversaw the procurement of all the medical-related supplies" for the Navy, his daughter said. "He outfitted the U.S. Navy worldwide."

Mr. Pflag served in the Navy from December 1942 to July 1975, rising to the rank of captain, the highest rank in the Navy's Medical Service Corps, his daughter said.

Born in New York City, Mr. Pflag earned a bachelor's degree at St. John's University.

During World War II, he served on a landing ship in the South Pacific, and in 1950 he earned a master's in pharmacy at the University of Iowa.

In 1963, he attended a command and staff course at the Naval War College in Newport, R.I., his daughter said.

After he retired, Mr. Pflag put his pharmacist's knowledge to good use.

From March 1976 to January 1988, he was executive director of the Parenteral Drug Association, with headquarters in Center City. The organization was founded in 1946 by pharmaceutical manufacturers, and provides information on the latest technology and regulations.

He was a member of Temple Adath Emanu-El in Mount Laurel and the Jewish War Veterans.

Besides his daughter, Mr. Pflag is survived by his wife, Frances, and two grandsons.

Graveside services were set for 2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, at Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Upper Makefield, Bucks County.

Donations may be sent to Friends of the Jewish Chapel at the U.S. Naval Academy, Suite 22, 326 First St., Annapolis, Md. 21403.

Condolences may be offered to the family at

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