Dennis Aaron Solari passed away at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento on April 12, 2014, at the age of 59. Born in Stockton, he was a long-time resident of San Joaquin County, most recently residing in Lodi. Dennis was a gifted athlete and played professional baseball for the New York Mets Organization from 1972 to 1978. He enjoyed the outdoors and taking pictures, and took great pride in his back yard. He cherished his time with his family and loved hosting barbecues and special events. Dennis was preceded in death by his father George Solari. He is survived by his wife of 19 years Kathie Solari; children: Eric Solari, Keri Solari, and Kyle Kraft; Mother Marilyn Solari; sister Georgeann Black; nephews David Black, Devin Greaney, and Michael Greaney; and nieces Dana Childress and Jessica Greaney. A funeral service to celebrate his life will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Chapel of Flowers at Cherokee Memorial Park, Hwy 99 and Harney Lane in Lodi. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 21, 2014, at Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home, 831 Industrial Way, Lodi. Please sign the online guestbook at www.cherokeememorial.com.