Metro J. So­lian Jr., 90, of Kingston

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

Metro J. So­lian Jr., 90, of East Ch­ester Street, died Thurs­day, Oct. 27, 2016, at HealthAl­liance Hospi­tal, Broad­way Cam­pus.

Born Oct. 5, 1926, in Ce­men­ton, N.Y., he was a son of the late Metro J. Sr. and Eva (Mel­nik) So­lian.

Mr. So­lian en­listed in the United States Navy dur­ing World War II at the age of 17. He was a plank owner of the U.S.S. Spring­field. He was em­ployed by Hud­son Ce­ment, worked as a jew­eler in Man­hat­tan and owned and op­er­ated a dog groom­ing busi­ness. Mr. So­lian is a life mem­ber of Joyce-Schir­ick Post 1386, VFW, a mem­ber of the Oper­at­ing En­gi­neers and the Sauger­ties Fish and Game Club. He en­joyed gar­den­ing as well as hunt­ing and fish­ing with his fam­ily.

Sur­viv­ing are his son, John J. So­lian Sr. and his wife JoAnn; his grand­sons, John J. So­lian Jr. and his wife Al­li­son, and Michael So­lian; his great­grand­chil­dren, Michael and Hunter So­lian; his sis­ters, Eva Macko, of Greenville, N.Y., and He­len Foster of Texas. Many nieces and neph­ews also sur­vive.

His wife, Vir­ginia So­lian, died June 11, 2010. His sis­ters, Ann Cork­ery, Cather­ine Aubrey, Julie Desco, Mary Dellave­chio and Rose So­lian, and in­fant brother, John So­lian, also died pre­vi­ously.

Fu­neral ar­range­ments are un­der the guid­ance of Joseph V. Leahy Fu­neral Home Inc., 27 Smith Ave., Kingston (www.jvleahyfh. com). Friends will be re­ceived at the fu­neral home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

The fu­neral pro­ces­sion will form Wed­nes­day 9 a.m. at the fu­neral home. A Mass of Chris­tian Burial will be cel­e­brated at 10 a.m. at Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion Church. Burial will fol­low with mil­i­tary hon­ors at St. Mary’s Ceme­tery. Joyce-Schir­ick Post 1386 VFW will con­duct a rit­ual on Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Ex­pres­sions of sym­pa­thy in lieu of flow­ers may be made in the form of con­tri­bu­tions to Hud­son Val­ley Hospice, 400 Aaron Court, Kingston, N.Y. 12401.

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