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Irene (Patrick) Soltis, age 95 formerly of Highland Heights and Eastlake, passed away June 5, 2017 at The Waterford of Richmond Heights. She was born July 20, 1921 in Cleveland.

Mrs. Soltis had worked as a receptionist/stenographer for Pitney-Bowes in Cleveland until she married. She had 5 daughters and taught them the importance of family values. She was a founding member of St. Paschal Baylon Church in Highland Heights, where she had been a Brownie and Girl Scout leader. She was also very active as a volunteer at the church and school. She was an avid swimmer, card player, and baker. Mrs. Soltis will be remembered for her lively personality and all the beautiful hats she wore.

Survivors include her daughters: JoAnn (Joe) Locke and Anna (Rick) Dolciato, 17 grandchildren: Michael Sutyak, Lisa (Sutyak) Shaw, Jeffrey Sutyak, Sandy (Rentz) Billingsley, Wendy (Rentz) O'Neil, Steven Rentz, Kevin Carroll, Donna Carroll, Ryan Carroll, Gwen (Locke) Bright, Faye (Locke) English, Jonathan Rist, Mark Rist, Tommy Rist, Mary Rist, Matthew Dolciato, and Katie Dolciato, 17 great grandchildren, sister Nancy Michael, and many other loving family members. She was preceded in death by her husband Andrew, daughters Nancy Soltis, Susan Rist and Pat Sutyak, 3 brothers and 5 sisters.

A memorial mass will held 10 am Friday June 16, 2017 at St. Paschal Baylon Church, 5384 Wilson Mills Rd, Highland Heights, OH 44143.

Inurnment will be in All Souls Cemetery, Chardon.

Contributions may be made to West End YMCA, 37100 Euclid Ave., Willoughby, OH 44094. Please include a note that the donation is in memory of Irene Soltis. These monies will be used for the swim program.

Arrangements entrusted to Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Mentor, OH. Send flowers and offer condolences at www.brunners.com.