April 19, 2012
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On April 19, 2012, Amelia Krischunas Solano (Nan) passed on to eternal peace at her home in Courtdale. She was born in Kingston on July 6, 1922. She was the last of 14 children born to the late Stanley and Agnes Krischunis. She was employed in the local garment industries. For entertainment she and her girlfriends would attend dances. It was during this time that she her future husband, Joseph J. Solano. While he served in World War II, she worked for Pratt and Whitney. Post war they married. For 44 years, she was a dedicated wife. Joseph preceded her in death on July 30, 1994. She dedicated her life to her home, children and family. Her life values of love, kindness, charity and respect extended to all living creatures. She lived a simple life, governed by hard work, love and being frugal. Yet wherever you'd meet her, she had an uncanny way with words that made you laugh. She was known as Millie, Milla, Nana, and later Sparky, a name given to her by her extended G.W.V. family. However you knew her, she loved all she met. Her crazy smile and sky blue eyes left some interesting impressions. She is survived by her son, Joseph Solano and his wife, Dianna (Dee), of Larksville; daughter, Roseann Hizny and her husband, Joseph, of Harveys Lake; grandchildren, Joseph and his wife, Giustina Solano, and their children Joseph and Olivia of Florida; James and his wife, Angela Solano, and their children Alexander and Morgan of Shavertown; Jason Solano of Kingston; Rebecca, Keith, Scott and Brent Hizny of Harveys Lake. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Her family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to everyone who had touched her during her life's journey. She loved you all. To all: I love you, a bushel and a peck, hug around the neck, barrel and a heap, talking in my sleep, doodle oodle lay. Funeral will be Monday at 11:30 a.m. from the Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerbey Avenue, Kingston, with Mass of Christian Burial at noon in Holy Family Parish, Bennett Street, Luzerne. Interment will be in St. Mary's Annunciation Cemetery, Pringle. Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial contribution in her name to
Published in Times Leader on Apr. 22, 2012