Conneaut- Duane Douglas Soltis, 76, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at his home.
He was born on November 2, 1944 the son of Kathryn J. (Hawley) and John Soltis. Duane graduated from Conneaut High School Class of 1962 and served briefly in the United States Navy. He worked for 20 years for RMI, and after their closing attended driving school and obtained his CDL. Duane would drive school bus for a short period with Conneaut Area City Schools, but his true love was driving tour bus for Kingsway, Cleveland Southeast and later USA Tours. Duane enjoyed traveling out west to visit his sister and her children. He enjoyed spending time with all his nieces and nephews.
Duane is survived by his siblings, Richard (Judy Breedlove) Soltis, Jack (Carolyn Slider) Soltis and Joyce Ferrer; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his father, John Soltis; mother, Kathryn Karal; and his stepfather, Joe Karal.
Private family services will be observed, and his ashes will be buried at Glenwood Cemetery.
Thompson-Smith-Nesbitt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 345 Main St., Conneaut is honored to serve the family.
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