MERIDEN- John (Jay) Solek, 69, passed on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at the Midstate Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer.
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He was born in Meriden on Dec. 12, 1943, the son of the late John and Mary (Kostechki) Solek. John resided in California for most of his life before moving back to Meriden 22 years ago to care for his parents. He graduated from Maloney High School. Jay enjoyed antique cars and working around his home.
John is survived by a sister, Marcia De Rosa and her husband, Edward (Ned,) of Meriden; a nephew, Edward De Rosa and his wife, Susan, of Meriden; two nieces, Sharon D'Aquila and her husband, Ronald, of Middlefield and Susan Cossette and her husband, Jeffry. And also many great-nieces and nephews.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend a funeral service to be held on Friday, Dec. 6, at 12 p.m. at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Friends may call prior to the service from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the
, New England Division, 38 Richards Ave., Norwalk, CT 06854-2328. For online condolences and directions please visit www.jferryfh.com.
John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home
88 East Main Street
Meriden, CT 06450
Published in The Record-Journal on Dec. 3, 2013