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Steven W. "Steve" Solina, 68, Syracuse, passed away at 4:44 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at Mason Health and Rehab in Warsaw.
He was born Sept. 30, 1948, in South Charleston, West Virginia, to Bernard Homer and Margaret E. (Chapman) Solina. He grew up in West Virginia and attended St. Albans High School in West Virginia. He moved to the Syracuse area in September 1968 from West Virginia.
He was married Jan. 11, 1969, in Syracuse, to Connie L. Brown who survives.
He retired in 2010 from Kinro Inc. in Syracuse after more than 15 years. He was a lifetime salesman for the RV Industry and a member of Maxwelton Golf Club in Syracuse. His greatest passion in life was the love for his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Connie Solina, Winona Lake; two daughters, Candice (Joseph) Salvo, Syracuse, and Kelli (Jason) Gambrel, North Vernon; son, Chris Solina, Milford; seven grandchildren, Delaney, Elijah, Margaret, Evan, Emma, Grace and Brock; sister, Lisa (David) Hampton, Goshen; and brother, Rod (Monica) Solina, Goshen.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of a traditional funeral service, the family has decided to honor Steve with a celebration of life gathering from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Blue Barn Berry Farm, 9139 N. 300 East, Syracuse.
Private burial will take place at Syracuse Cemetery at a later date.
Preferred memorials may be given to the New Hope Pet Rescue, 9326 N. 500 East, Syracuse, IN 46567.
Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. Ind. 15, Warsaw, is in charge of arrangements. To send condolences, visit www.cremationserviceskc.com.
Published on September 18, 2017
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