Bulmaro Solis

Bulmaro Solis

85, Indianapolis, passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2012 of Alzheimer's surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He was born in 1927 in the small town of Tlalpujahua, Michoacan, Mexico. He was the youngest of four brothers and had seven sisters. Bulmaro married Lilia Fonseca in 1958. He and Lilia immigrated to Indianapolis in 1963 and he lived in the Fountain Square area until 2010. He worked for the New York Central and Penn Central Railroads from 1963 to 1971 at the Beech Grove Repair and Maintenance Facility as a carman, he transferred to the Avon Train Yard and continued to work as a carman and later as a Train Yard Inspector. He retired from Conrail in 1992. Bulmaro was devoted to his family and encouraged his children to participate in sports and extra curricular activities. Bulmaro was an active member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lilia. He is survived by his children, Alejandro Solis, Maria Luisa Solis, Oscar Solis, Leticia Solis-Foley and her husband, Anthony Foley. Bulmaro's grandchildren are Joseph Solis, Francisco Solis, Ariss Fonseca, Rubin Foley, Lucas Foley and Isabella Foley. Bulmaro was preceded in death by brothers, Alberto, Santiago and Luis; by sisters, Carmen and Catalina. He is survived by sisters, Aurora, Maria, Teresa, Brigida and Alicia.

Bulmaro's family gratefully acknowledges the wonderful care provided by the nursing staff of the Yellow Rose Unit at Methodist Hospital, especially Greg, Tom, Jane and Katharine.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Bulmaro's life on Monday, December 17, beginning with visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 950 Prospect St., Indianapolis, IN 46203, followed by Mass and burial. Donations may be made to the of Greater Indiana, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240, in lieu of flowers.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory . To view Mr. Solis' obituary go to: http://www.wilsonstpierre.com, where you may sign the guestbook, share a personal message or order flowers for the family.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Dec. 12, 2012