Paul Rodney Soliday


Paul Rodney Soliday, 44, of Terre Haute passed away at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, February 17, 2013 in his residence. He was a correctional officer at the United States Federal Penitentiary in Terre Haute for many years prior to his illness. He had also served as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps for 13 years having been deployed to both Desert Storm and Desert Shield. Paul was born on March 7, 1968 in Valparaiso, IN. He was a graduate of Valparaiso High School class of 1986. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Soliday whom he married November 17, 1989 in San Diego, CA; their children: Jacob Soliday, Anna Soliday, and Alex Soliday all at home; his father, Paul B. Soliday of Valparaiso, IN; five brothers: Lonnie T. Soliday of Terre Haute, Jody Soliday of Hobart, IN, David G. Soliday of Chanhassen, MN, Michael A. Soliday of Hobart, IN, and Jeffrey Soliday and his wife, Sarah of Valparaiso, IN; mother-in-law, Donna Claire "Grandma"; brother-in-law, Steven Claire and his wife, Christy and their children; his best friend since high school, Paul "PK" Kennedy; special friends: Kelly and Dan McGlone, and Anna Schatz all of West Terre Haute; and his coworkers and friends who were like family. He was preceded in death by his step-mother, Elizabeth Weaver Soliday; father-in-law, Don Claire; and his grandparents: Bryan and Rose Soliday. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, 220 N. 3rd St., West Terre Haute, IN 47885 with Friar Mark Weaver officiating. Visitation 4:00 p.m. until service time. Burial will be Friday in Graceland Cemetery, 1505 E. Morthland Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383 with a Graveside Service at 1:00 p.m. (CST) with Pastor Susan officiating and Graveside Military Rites provided by the American Legion Honor Guard. A block of rooms have been set up for reservations with the Marriot at Valparaiso for anyone traveling up on Thursday. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Paul Soliday Memorial Fund with envelopes available in the funeral home. The family would like to give a special thank you to the Doctor's, nurses, and staff of Vista Care Hospice for all of their compassion and help and also to Trans Care who have helped and been like family.

Published in The Times on Feb. 21, 2013