Daniel A. Soltis, 73, of Wesleyville, PA passed away unexpectedly on May 28, 2018 at Walnut Creek Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on December 21, 1944 in Erie, PA, son of Andrew and Anna Rizner Soltis. Dan graduated from General McLane High School, then served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was a machinist at Penn Union and then at Smith Meter (FMC Technologies) for more than 30 years. He enjoyed his classic car ? a 1970 Nova that he restored, NASCAR, four-wheeling, hunting, and was an avid bowler. Dan also enjoyed the volunteer work that he did for the Red Cross. He was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church in Cranesville.
Dan was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Dropsho; his parents, Andrew and Anna; his Aunt Mary Fink; and a sister, Judith Soltis.
Surviving Dan are his loving children – Troy Soltis (Tammy) of Waterford and Tracy Soltis-Richards (Jeff) of Kingston, NH; also four grandchildren – Jessica Cummings (Mike) of Edinboro, PA, Andrew Soltis (Molly) of Edinboro, Ryan Richards of Edinboro, PA and Lauren Richards of Kingston, NH; and two great-grandchildren ? Bradley and Ella Cummings (and one on the way). He is further survived by a brother, Richard Soltis of Erie, PA and good friend and former wife, Thelmarie Dauson-Winkelbauer.
Family and friends may call at Van Matre Funeral Home, 306 Erie Street, Edinboro, PA on Friday, June 1st beginning at 2 p.m. and concluding at 6 p.m. with a brief military honor guard service followed by fellowship and dinner at Draketown Christian Church, 12460 Draketown Road, Edinboro, PA.