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William G. Solen of Coatesville William G. Solen, 74, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Brandywine Hospital. Born in West Chester, he was raised by the late Clarence and Ophelia Smith. He was the husband of Janice Y. Johnson Solen, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage. Bill was a 1955 graduate of Scott High School and served three years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He had been employed at Lukens Steel, the Coatesville VA Hospital for 31 years and Royal Limousine for 15 years. He was a member of the Amateur Pool Association, the VFW Post 865 in Parkesburg, the VFW Post 4480, the American Legion Post 865, the Atglen Gun Club and the Scott High School reunion committee. Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and riding motorcycles. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Venessa Solen of Media and Paula Mayo of Coatesville; son, William G. (Deborah) Solen, Jr. of Cochranville; sisters, Amy Gibbs and Sara Searles of Coatesville; brothers, Carl (Hazel) Johnson of Baltimore and John Smith (Rosa) of Coatesville; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; and host of other relatives and friends. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 19, at Hutchinson UAME Church, 825 Chestnut St, Coatesville, with a viewing beginning at 9 a.m. Burial with military honors will be in the Philadelphia Memorial Park, Frazer. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Sickle Cell Association of America, 5070 Parkside Ave., Ste. 1404, Philadelphia PA 19131. Arrangements are being handled by Wright Funeral & Cremation Services of Coatesville. For more info please visit www.wrightfuneralservices.com.

Published in The Daily Local on July 17, 2012
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