WHITEFORD, MD Richard T. Soltysiak, 54, died on Thursday, December 20, 2012, in his home. He was the husband of Susan C. (Taylor) Soltysiak, with whom he shared 33 years of marriage. Born on October 6, 1958, in Baltimore, Md., he was a son of the late James William and Delia Margaret (Downes) Soltysiak. Mr. Soltysiak was a 1977 graduate of Patterson High School in Baltimore and had moved to Harford County over 25 years ago. In 1983, he began working for Genstar (later known as LaFarge Redland Genstar) where he was employed most of his career as a mechanic/welder and crane operator. He and his wife, Susan, were troop leaders for Boy Scout Troop #400 in Delta. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Brandy Soltysiak of York, Erin M. Robertson, LS1 (SW) serving with the U.S. Navy in Virginia Beach, Va., and Timothy R. Soltysiak of White Marsh, Md.; and three brothers, James J. Soltysiak of Middle River, Md., William F. Soltysiak of Bel Air, Md., and Christopher M. Soltysiak of Vancouver, Wash. He was preceded in death by a brother, Timothy K. Soltysiak. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harkins Funeral Home, 600 Main St., Delta, where the funeral service will be on Monday, December 24, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. Deacon Phillip Sensechal of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Pylesville, Md., will officiate. Interment will be held on Wednesday, December 26, at 11 a.m. at Bel Air Memorial Gardens, 809 Rock Spring Road, Bel Air, Md. In lieu of flowers, his family would appreciate memorial contributions to the Boy Scout Troop #400, c/o Harkins Funeral Home, P.O. Box 485, Delta, PA 17314. For directions or to send condolences, please visit www.harkinsfuneralhome.com or call 800-550-5915.
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Dec. 22, 2012