Joseph A. Solobay
Joseph A. Solobay was born and raised in Canonsburg and graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1949. The three years he spent in Korea and Japan during the Korean War in the 293rd Graves Registration Company allowed him to gain invaluable experience that he carried into his civilian career.
When he returned home from the War he married Elsie Donelich, with whom he had three children, Tim, Miriam Jo, and Mark. After the death of his first wife, he married Amy Fantini, with whom he now resides.
Joseph was a charter member of the Jefferson College Historical Society and its Treasurer/Membership Chairman for 40 years. He has amassed a wealth of knowledge and has thousands of pictures of Canonsburg. He has been a consultant to many researching the history of Canonsburg. Joseph has served on the Canonsburg Library Board for 25 years.
Joseph was an active funeral director for 65 years until 2014, when he reluctantly retired.
Sadly, Joseph passed away on March 19, 2016.