Eduardo Solis

EDUARDO SOLIS Eduardo Solis, age 66, died on Monday Oct. 4th, at Loma Linda VA Hospital after a long battle with diabetes and kidney failure. He was born to Eduardo and Innocencia Solis in Weslaco, Texas. Ed is survived by his wife, Sandra of 37 wonderful years, his sister Josie Acosta from Buena Park and brother Ricky Solis from Fullerton. He also leaves behind his daughters; Elaine Rixe (husband Vic), Mary Runnels (husband Aaron), Rachel Berger, Tammy Smith, Debbie Camberos (husband Miguel) and Karen Dicey (husband Bill). Eddie is also survived by his 15 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Eddie worked over 30 years as a successful appliance repair technician. Eduardo Solis was a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War. He served four years as an LCPL Marine during the Vietnam era. The discipline and patriotism he learned in the Marines never left him, as friends and family will attest. He was the 1st Commander of VFW post 184 Casa Blanca for two years and was responsible for starting Ysmel Villegas Memorial Honor Detail, team 40. In addition, he was the past commander of American Legion post 289 for two years. Eduardo also was a member of 40/8 Voiture #394 and Marine Core League #696. He was currently serving as district 21 Chaplain. He has served many years volunteering at the VA hospital and Riverside National Cemetery. He was a highly talented bugler performing many services for his fallen heroes at Riverside National Cemetery and throughout Southern CA. He enjoyed being a bugler and always played with heart. Eddie and Sandra created a beautiful home together in Riverside California and have lived there for 18 years. Eduardo Solis will be buried at Riverside National Cemetery with full military honors on Tuesday, Oct. 12. at 1:00pm. The services will be held at Norco Family Funeral Home at 10:00 am. FD1686 (951) 898-1013

Published in Press-Enterprise from Oct. 10 to Oct. 11, 2010