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Francis A. "Frank" Solla

Born: Fri., Aug. 16, 1929
Died: Mon., Aug. 9, 2010

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Mr. Francis A. "Frank" Solla, 80, of Freeport, passed away at 8:45 p.m., Monday, August 9th, 2010 while in the company of family members at the Armstrong Co. Memorial Hospital.

Francis was born in Freeport on August 16, 1929, the son of the late Francesco "Frank" and Liberata (Perlini) Solla. He has lived in Freeport his entire life. He is a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church Freeport, PA 16229.

Mr. Solla is a graduate of Freeport High School, New Kensington Commercial School, and the Mann Institute for Radio Broadcasting and Commercial Writing. Frank also graduated from the Allegheny County Police Academy

A veteran of World War II, he was recalled back to actie duty in the Korean Conflict and served in the Pacific, Philippines, Japan, China and Korea where he was a decorated solider and a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal.

During his career, he worked for the A&P Tea Company for 20 years. He worked as a representative for the Metropolitan Life Ins. Co. He was a police office for Freeport Police Dept. for 10 years and was also an officer for the South Buffalo Twp. Police Dept. for over 15 years. He retired as Chief for South Buffalo Twp. in 1990. Frank is a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 39. He enjoyed traveling by train, watching TV and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dolores A. (Olszewski) Solla. His 3 children: Daniel (Janice) Solla of Ambler, PA; Sharon A. (Bruce) Sherrieb of Freeport and Timothy M. (Laura) Solla of Freeport. His sister; Clara Solla of Harrisville, PA. Frank is also survived by his six-grandchildren; Shannon, Brandon and Brady Sherrieb. Shelby Solla, Steven and Michelle Solla.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Albert A. Solla.

Family and friends are being received on Thursday August 12th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.. at Redmond Funeral Home Inc. 524 High St. Freeport. A Parish Wake Service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Thursday evening in the funeral home.

A parting prayer service will be held in the funeral home at 9:30 am that will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Freeport, PA, at 10:00 am on Friday, August 13th, with Father Edward Volz officiating.

Burial will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery Freeport, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:
American Diabetes Association PO Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312

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Laurie Kolish


I'm so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.


The Massarts

Sharon, Tim and families, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We are here if you need us for anything! Praying for you. Carl, Gaylene, Michael, Cory and Ashley

Tom Powers

Tim, I am so sorry for your loss, based on all the stories you have told me regarding your father I could always tell you hold a deep rooted respect and admiration for your father and he will surely be missed. Please give your mother and the rest of your family my sympathies.

Thad Panfile

My deepest condolences to the entire Solla family. May God bless you all during this difficult time.

Stephanie Tincknell


So sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts are with you and your family. God bless.


My favorite customer at my old job at the BP. I missed him the last 2 year I didn't get to see him every morning buying his wife lottery tickets. My condolences to his family.

Missy Libengood

One of my fav customers and father of another fav. My condolances to the entire Solla Family. He will be greatly missed.

Paul White

My sympathy to the entire Solla family. From the A&P store, to hanging out at your house building the tree house with Dan in your woods and to Frank's service on the Freeport PD, I have fond memories of Frank. I thank him for being a part of "The Greatest Generation" and his service to our country.

May Frank rest in His eternal kingdom and may perpetual light shine upon him.


Paul White

Sarasota, FL

Sergio Robledo

Tim and Solla Family, my deepest sympathy for you all during these difficult times. My family and I will be thinking and praying for you all.

Ron and Michaela Seckar and Family

Dan and family, please accept our sympathy. Your dad was a man of honor and a founding father of America's greatest generation. Ron and Michaela Seckar and family.

The Dick Striker family

We are so sorry to hear of your loss.

He was a good neighbor and a good friend.

You are in our prayers at this very difficult time.

Dick, Jane and Kathy

Fuhrman Family --Bradford, PA

Our love and prayers to Frank's Family.

We all loved and respected him in many ways.

Dave, Nancy, Shelly, and David(Pug)

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