Edward F. Soltis

June 4, 1941March 30, 2018
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Edward F. Soltis, age 76. Vietnam Army Veteran. Beloved husband of Nancy. Loving dad of Dan and Debby (Graham). Proud grandpa of Justin, Kaitlyn, and Aiden. Dear uncle. Funeral Friday 10am Chapel Service at Ridge Funeral Home (6620 W. Archer Ave. Corner of Natoma). Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Visitation Thursday from 3-8pm. For more info call 773-586-7900 or visit


  • Visitation Thursday, April 5, 2018
  • Chapel Service Friday, April 6, 2018
  • Burial Friday, April 6, 2018

Edward F. Soltis

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Marlis Saleh

April 6, 2018

I was so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. He was a bright spot in the library; if anything building-related needed to get done, Ed would see that it got done. I've missed his wry wit and cheer ever since he retired.

Dennis Webster

April 5, 2018

I knew Ed from many years of Veterans Day gatherings in Washington, DC. I enjoyed watching him and his friends from the battles in the Ia Drang Valley interacting with one another. Ed will be missed and remembered.

Patty Maroder

April 5, 2018

Dan -
So sorry to hear about the passing of your father. My deepest sympathies to you and your family at this difficult time.

John Izral

April 5, 2018

Rip Uncle Ed I still remember you coming to the house as a kid in your Thunderbird and your sense of humor

Bill Hronek

April 5, 2018

I remember Ed's deadpan sense of humor. He had a weather rock, along with brief explanations of what the weather was like, depending on the rock's condition (rock is wet=rain, rock is cold=snow, rock blowing sideways=run, etc.). He definitely passed that sense of humor, and his kindness and generosity, on to his family. I'm glad I got to know him.
My condolences to Nancy, Dan and Debbie. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Sandra Levy

April 4, 2018

Please accept my heartful condolences. Ed was a great person, who always enjoyed a good laugh. He and my father as 2 veterans (of different wars) loved to talk together about everything and laugh at the complexities of life
May his memory always be a blessing to you.

Audrey Mead

April 4, 2018

Our condolences to Ed's family and friends...we always considered Ed to be part of the Honor Flight Chicago family. So often, he was at the Welcome Home celebration at Midway Airport to greet our WWII and Korean vets returning home from their day in DC. As a proud and dedicated veteran himself, we looked forward to the day it would soon be his turn to be cheered home from his day in Washington. Ed will sorely be missed by his Honor Flight friends. May he rest in peace.

Patricia Sayre McCoy

April 3, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. Ed was a great guy. He worked in Library Facilities at the University of Chicago for many years and it was there that I met him. I was in charge of making arrangements for a monthly meeting at the library and he was usually the person who did the set up. He was so helpful and friendly, always asking me if I was sure everything was set up correctly and if there was anything else we needed. He was so kind and I always looked forward to seeing him. Just a few minutes talking to him brightened my day.

Claude Roy

April 3, 2018

My sincere condolences to the Soltis family on my dear friend of 54 years. We just loved to meet in DC to make fond memories with other fellow soldiers. He will never be forgotten. RIP and God Bless .

Judy Hill

April 2, 2018

To Ed's family, prayers and sympathy. Ed will be missed. I am the widow of Robert Hill, who fought with Ed in Viet Nam. I met Ed almost every year at the Wall, I took my students every year to DC and Ed would be there at Veteran's Day Also wrote about him in my book, and visited with him at the annual reunion May he rest in peace.