Tribute: Francis Soltesz

November 21, 2016 Obituary

Francis J. Soltesz, Youngstown, Ohio - obit

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Francis J. Soltesz, 91, passed away Monday morning, November 21, at Canfield Place Assisted Living.

Mr. Soltesz was born December 4, 1924 in Leechburg, Pennsylvania, a son of John and Elizabeth Zelder Soltesz.

Francis was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School.

He served his country during World War II as a member of the U.S. Air Force.

He was a self-employed Realtor with Soltesz Realty for 65 years.

Francis was of the Catholic Faith.

He was a member of the Trumbull County Board of Realtors and the Trumbull Country Club. Francis loved to golf.

His wife, the former Vivian Opland, preceded Francis in death.

He is survived by his son, Robert J. (Rachel) Soltesz of Austintown; his daughter, Franie Hosa of Columbus; his grandchildren, Lisa, Tara and Caden and five great-grandchildren. Francis also leaves his companion of many years, Kathy.

Besides his parents and wife, Francis was preceded in death by his brother, Andre Soltesz.

According to Francis wishes, there are no calling hours or services.

Arrangements are by the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel. Family and Friends may view this obituary and send condolences at

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