A resident of Cleveland for the past two years, he was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, a lifetime member of the VFW Post No. 9853 and was retired from the city of Miami. He was a good man with a kind heart, who never met a stranger.
He was preceded in death by two sisters: Estelle Prine and Alberta Potter.
Survivors include his wife, Regina B. Solana; son, Joseph Fred Solana; granddaughter, Myra Solana; and nieces and nephews: Jeff Prine, Julia Davis and Mary Ann Hensarling.
Burial will be in San Lorenzo Catholic Cemetery in St. Augustine, Fla., at a later date.
Arrangements are by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.
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