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Thomasetta Solak


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Thomasetta Solak Obituary
Thomasetta (Tomi) Solak, 73, died peacefully in her sleep on May 25, 2014 with her loving husband of nearly 54 years, Thomas Solak, was by her side. She was born and raised in Chicago, where she graduated from Resurrection High School in 1958. Tomi spent years as a dedicated Marine Corps wife and mother, and served in various support capacities for the Department of Defense and St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lexington, Virginia. In 1994, she received a Bachelor of Psychology degree from George Mason University. In retirement, Tomi painted prolifically and was an active member of the Kings Park West Community Association and of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Tomi lived passionately and loved deeply. She was a devoted mother to her children and a loyal friend to many. She loved to travel, learn, cook, entertain, draw, and paint. She shared countless meals with family and friends in her many homes across the US, especially with the Midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy and the Cadets of the Virginia Military Institute. She is deeply treasured and will be missed by many. Tomi is survived by four children: Scott Solak (Ketlen) of Alexandria, Virginia, Jamie Solak (Scott Pickens) of Arlington, Virginia, Heather Capozzi (Michael) of Falls Church, Virginia and Sarah Dokken (Paul) of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She is also survived by her brother Conrad Czajkowski of Colorado Springs, Colorado and four grandchildren: Emma Mobley, Lauren Capozzi, Caroline Capozzi and Julie Capozzi; and her latest dog, Cinder. Instead of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to¿ Resurrection College Prep High School 7500 W. Talcott, Chicago IL 60631 773-775-6616 x142 Or Capital Caring Hospice Service 2900 Telestar Ct, Falls Church VA 22042 703-538-2065 Two viewings will be held at the Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home on Braddock Road in Fairfax, Virginia: one from 2pm to 4pm and another from 6pm to 8pm on Sunday June 1, 2014. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30am, Monday June 2, 2014 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Dale City, Virginia, followed by a 1pm burial at the Quantico National Cemetery.
Published in Chicago Tribune on May 28, 2014
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