PLAINS TWP. — Walter Solovey, 92, of Plains Township, formerly of Plainsville, passed away Monday, May 19, 2014, with his family by his side.
A veteran of World War II, he was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Force stationed in Bari, Italy. He was a flight engineer for B-25s with the 10th Bomber Division more commonly known as the "Fly Boys."
He worked in Middletown for the government prior to opening his own business, Walt's TV. An avid fisherman and meticulous gardener, he made sure there was enough to share with whomever he could. He would say, "The bigger the garden the better" and "Can't eat the grass."
He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Frances Kaskiel; parents, Aksenty and Catherine Malinosky Solovey; brothers, George, John, Michael, Stephen, Peter; and his only sister, Irene Garbarino.
He will be missed by his son, Gregory W. Solovey, Covington, Louisiana; daughter, Sandra F. Willis, Plains Township.
A special thanks to the staff of the VA Hospital, including M. Rogala, D. Roberts, B. Morio, M. Grimes, M. Walters, M. Kosiel, Michelle, Angie and Mark, and Dr. Delahantey, and to the staff from Celtic Hospice Care and special friends George Miller, Karen Rogalski, JoAnn Salijko and M.T. France.
Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday from the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains Township, with requiem services at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral. Interment with military honors by the Plains American Legion will be at Fern Knoll Burial Park, Dallas. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday with Parastas at 6 p.m. The Very Rev. Joseph Martin will officiate.