Douglas Ross Soltis

Douglas Ross Soltis

Douglas Ross Soltis, 63, of Cranesville, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019 at UPMC Hamot after a short illness.  He was born May 5, 1956 in Meadville, a son of Betty (VanCise) Soltis of Albion and the late Ralph Soltis.  Doug was a member and an Elder of the Bethel Presbyterian Church.  He was also a member of the Edinboro/McKean VFW, Firehouse 39 and the St. Francis Usher’s Club.  Doug was an avid sportsman and outdoorsman, and he made his own maple syrup.  He was a very giving person who helped a lot of people, and he was loved and will be missed by everyone.  In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Dennis Soltis and Daniel Soltis, and a sister-in-law, Bonnie Soltis.  In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 33 years, Diane (Towell) Soltis, whom he married April 19, 1986, a daughter, Jessica Barnett and her husband, Shane, of Midland, TX, two step-sons, Brian Newport of Harborcreek, David Newport of Millcreek, a sister, Pamela Rea of Girard, a brother, David Soltis of Albion.  Also surviving are three grandchildren, Trinity Barnett, Kenadee Barnett, Orion Barnett, all of Midland, TX, and many nieces and nephews.  Calling hours will be held at the Mattera Funeral Home, 188 East State Street, Albion, on Tuesday from 1-3pm and 6-8pm, and on Wednesday from 10am until the time of a funeral service there at 11am.  Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery, Wellsburg.  Memorials may be made in honor of Doug to the Bethel Presbyterian Church, 8990 Crane Road, Cranesville, PA  16410, the Cranesville Volunteer Fire Department, 9920 Meadville Street, Cranesville, PA  16410, or to a charity of one’s choice.  To light a memory candle or leave a condolence, please visit 


Left by  “Gary Madar” on 07/15/2019

Very sad and sorry to hear of this news. He was a good man. Our sincere condolences to the entire family.

Left by  “Richard & Sherry Herring” on 07/15/2019

So sorry for your loss with a heavy heart I pray. Prayers and thoughts for you and your family. Time is so precious.

Left by  “len and sherri towell” on 07/15/2019

Doug will be missed and thought of often...we are thankful for everything he did for the family...god be with him we pray.

Left by  “Deb Weir” on 07/15/2019

Thoughts and Prayers to family and friends.

Left by  “Carolyn & David Donges ” on 07/14/2019

From South Carolina: our hearts are broken over Doug’s passing. We loved him and we have so many wonderful memories. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers, we will not be able to come up for the funeral, but we are hoping to come up in August for visits with the relatives in Albion. We love you all??????

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