OBITUARY

Robert Herman Sollis

July 26, 1936March 12, 2019

Robert H. Sollis peacefully passed away, at 82 years old, surrounded by family and friends on Tuesday, March 12th. Loved by so many throughout his life. Bob was born in Joliet, IL near Chicago and moved to San Jose at the age of 6 with his parents and brother, Ronald. As a child he attended St. Leo’s then went on to attend Bellarmine College Prep. & graduated his senior year at Campbell High School. Soon after school, he enlisted with the United States Navy in 1954 for 1 year. He also served as a Private First Class E-2 for the United States Marine Corps in 1955 for 6 years. Bob followed in his Parent’s footsteps and worked in the family business, which was a Skilled Nursing Facility located in Willow Glen. Some years later he became the Administrator of the facility. Bob loved his community greatly. He was a lifetime member of the San Jose Elks Lodge NO. 522 for 53 years and 2nd generation member of the Kiwanis Club of Willow Glen, San Jose for 42 years. With both, he was very active volunteering in events and celebrations for the Willow Glen community. He was also a member of the Los Pescadores de San Jose for 42 years. Bob is survived by his beloved wife, Natalie of 50 years. Devoted children, Michael Martinez, Laurie Arvizo, & Cynthia Sollis. His grandchildren, Spenser, Anthony, Nikolaus & Joshua. Great Grandchildren, Aleena and Lillian. His Brother Ron, Nieces, Liz & Mandy, & Nephew Paul. Bob and his wife loved taking their kids to the lake and camping. Traveling to Lake Tahoe and beyond. He loved all sports, especially NFL, golf, & NASCAR. Loved classic cars, attended local car shows & Hot August Nights annually. Bob will be greatly missed and forever cherished. Services will be held Friday, March 29th 10am at St. Christopher’s Church followed by burial at Oak Hill Memorial Park in San Jose. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Cancer Society.

Services

29 March

Memorial Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am

St Christopher

300 Curtner Ave
San Jose, CA 95125

29 March

Committal Service

11:20 am - 12:00 pm

Oak Hill Memorial Park & Mortuary

300 Curtner Ave
San Jose, CA 95125

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Robert Herman Sollis

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