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Patrick Solon

PATRICK 'PAT' L. SOLON, 58 MACHESNEY PARK - Patrick "Pat" L. Solon, 58, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. Born in Rockford, the son of James and Betty (Thomas) Solon. Pat was a drywall finisher with Bertel Petersen where he took great pride in his work. He was very generous with his time and would help anyone without hesitation. He loved joking and telling stories. He and his wife enjoyed the river lifestyle and often shared boat rides and hosting family gatherings on the river. Pat also enjoyed poker run rides with his good friends, or cruises for pizza with wife, Diane on his Harley. Survived by wife, Diane; children, Heath (Buffy Valle) Solon and Heather (Dominic Just) McBride; brothers, Tom (Karen), Bill (Kathi), David and Tim; and grandchildren, Morgan, Riley, Cameron and Isaiah. Predeceased by his parents. Visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory, Rockford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Road. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family. To share a memory or express condolences, visit honquestfh.com.

Published in Rockford Register Star from Oct. 3 to Oct. 4, 2012
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