Steven M. Solinger, 57, of Jamestown, died Sunday Nov. 3, 2013, in Gates Hospital, Buffalo, from complications due to a stroke.
He was born Dec. 6, 1955, in Jamestown, the son of the late Theodore R. and Ruth Barker Solinger Sr.
Steve was a 1974 graduate of Jamestown High School, and a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving in Korea. He had worked as a maintenance mechanic with the Jamestown Housing Authority since 1995.
Steve was always there if you needed him. He was just a phone call away.
Surviving are three children: Patty Keller, Jessica Solinger and Steven Solinger, all of Jamestown; two brothers: James Solinger of Orlando, Fla., and Ricky Solinger of Jamestown; four sisters: Nancy Raley of Canandaigua, Diane Sheesley and Jeanine Sweet, both of Jamestown; and Kathy CloseMurphy of Charlotte, N.C.
Steve will be sadly missed by two very close friends; Ray Robbins and Dawn Gustafson; and his cat, Nub.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Theodore R. Solinger Jr. and Gary W. Solinger; and nieces and nephews: Lisa M. Woodhall, Gregory S. Solinger, Robert S. Sheesley, and Jason K. Mohney.
Full military honors will be conducted by the members of the Jamestown Vietnam Veterans Post at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in the Lind Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 46 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, and from 24 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Chautauqua County Humane Society 2825 Strunk Road Jamestown, NY 14701.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Steve at www.lindfuneralhome.com.