Edward Jacob Soltis
WWII vet, US Steel retiree was polka enthusiast
Edward Jacob Soltis, 93, of New Eagle, died Thursday, March 7, 2013, in Mon Valley Hospital.
He was born February 1, 1920, in Hackett, a son of the late Jacob and Stella Barnes Soltis.
Mr. Soltis was a member of True Vine Anglican Church in Monongahela, and its vestry and men’s club.
He retired from US Steel Irvin Works, where he had worked for more than 30 years.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II.
Mr. Soltis loved listening to polkas, watching cowboy movies and was a fan of the Cincinnati Reds.
Surviving are his daughter, Judy and husband Bill Thomas of Monongahela; two granddaughters, Jennifer and husband Frank Somerfield and Tami Thomas; a great-granddaughter, Zadryanna Somerfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, deceased are his wife, Eileen Anders Soltis, and a daughter, Sandy Soltis. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9, in True Vine Anglican Church, 700 E. Main Street, Monongahela, with the Rev. John Fierro officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military rights accorded by the Mon Valley Firing Squad and Honor Guard. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to True Vine Anglican Church, P.O. Box 151, Monongahela, PA 15063. Condolences may be made to the family at www.fryefuneralhome.com.