Shirley A. Solat, passed away peacefully in her sleep Monday, January 20, 2020 at age 93.
Born on October 21, 1926, in Buffalo, she was a daughter of William R. and Beatrice I. Johnston Roach. She had been married to Alexander Solat who preceded her in death.
She had been employed as a Cafeteria Monitor for Heim Middle School in Williamsville and was nicknamed Sarge at school. After retiring she and her husband moved permanently to Cuba.
In her youth she enjoyed swimming. She swam in Lake Erie, the Niagara River and throughout Canada. She also enjoyed gardening, roller skating and she traveled extensively. For years she had a winter home in Virginia.
Shirley was a loving caregiver to her parents for many years and was instrumental in helping to raise her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her door was always open to the neighborhood children and she was affectionately known by many as Grandma Shirley.
She is survived by a son, Alex K. (Cheryl) Solat of Yulee, FL; a daughter, Beth L. (Christopher) Navel of Angola; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents she was predeceased by a daughter Robin Solat, a brother Thomas R. Roach and a sister Carol I. Nagel.
Graveside Services will be held at the Acacia Park Cemetery Chapel on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. Burial will immediately follow.
Arrangements are under direction to the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., Cuba.