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Solvay Sr. , John C. 77

North Huntingdon

John C. Solvay Sr. North Huntingdon John C. Solvay Sr., 77, of North Huntingdon, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in UPMC McKeesport. He was born May 24, 1935, in McKeesport, a son of the late John and Agnes Rosepiler Solvay. Prior to retirement, he was employed by UPMC McKeesport as a carpenter. John was a member of the IUOE Local No. 95 and was an avid hunter and fisherman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly J. Knee Solvay; and a brother, James Solvay. Surviving are two children, John C. Solvay Jr. and his wife, Deborah, of North Huntingdon, and Lynn Donnelly and her husband, Joe, of North Huntingdon; five grandchildren, John R., Lauren, Lindsay, Joseph and Zachary; a sister, Elizabeth Blair, of Irwin; and several nieces and nephews. Friends were received last Thursday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. A funeral service was held last Friday in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in the Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made payable to University of Pittsburgh and mailed to Kimberly Olsen, Medical and Health Foundation, c/o University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Medical Center, Forbes Tower, Suite 8084, 3600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Please write Research MPA in the memo. For online condolences, please visit



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