Medardo (Lalo, Pete) Valentine Soliz, age 86, of Lake Placid, FL passed away quietly from Covid-19 complications on Thursday March 11, 2021, at the Sebring Advent Hospital. He was born on January 30, 1935 in Siton, TX, the son of Rafael and Silberita (Villarreal) Soliz, and spent his golden years living in Lake Placid, FL with his loving wife Carol. He retired from GM, where he was a 30 year member of the UAW. He was a proud member of AA for over 44 years and a very active member of his local church, the St. Francis of Assisi Evangelical church in Florida. He was a sharp dresser who was loved by many friends as well as his family.
Medardo is survived by his brothers Rudolfo (Helen) Solis, Rafael (Barbera) Soliz, Rumaldo (Rosemary) Soliz and sister Angelica Longoria.
He is also survived by his children: Anna Soliz, Rosa Soliz, Pedro (Bonnie) Soliz, Victoria Soliz, Elida (Robert) Edelen, Patricia Soliz, Manuel (Lori) Soliz, Reynoldo (Kristina) Soliz, Viviano (Trista) Soliz, Maria Esperanza Soliz, Robert (Jennifer) Davis, Andrew (Michelle) Davis, Daniel (Denise) Davis, Tommy (Missy) Davis; 43 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.
Medardo was preceded in death by his wife Carol and beloved companion Fuzzy, his parents Rafael and Silberita Soliz. He was also preceded by his son Medardo (Junior) Soliz, brother and sister-in-law Pedro (Pelo) and Eleanor Soliz, sister and brother-in-law Aurora and Jose (Pepe) Rodriguez, brother-in-law Genaro Longoria and sister and brother-in-law Esmeralda and Ricardo Ramirez.
Medardo surrounded himself with loving friends and family. He had a way of befriending anyone that crossed his path and loved any time he was able to spend with family.
The memorial will take place on June 5, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ovid, MI. Burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery, Ovid, MI.
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