News From Terre Haute, Indiana

February 19, 2013

Paul Rodney Soliday


TERRE HAUTE — Paul Rodney Soliday, 44, of Terre Haute, passed away at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in his residence. He was a correctional officer at the United States Federal Penitentiary, in Terre Haute, for many years prior to his illness. He also had served as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps for 13 years having been deployed to both Desert Storm and Desert Shield. He was born on March 7, 1968, in Valparaiso. He was a graduate of Valparaiso High School, class of 1986.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Soliday, whom he married Nov. 17, 1989, in San Diego; their children, Jacob Soliday, Anna Soliday, and Alex Soliday, all at home; his father, Paul B. Soliday of Valparaiso; five brothers, Lonnie T. Soliday of Terre Haute, Jody Soliday of Hobart, David G. Soliday of Chanhassen, Minn., Michael A. Soliday of Hobart, and Jeffrey Soliday and his wife Sarah of Valparaiso; his mother-in-law, Donna Claire “Grandma”; a brother-in-law, Steven Claire and his wife Christy and their children; his best friend since high school, Paul “PK” Kennedy; special friends, Kelly and Dan McGlone, and Anna Schatz, all of West Terre Haute; and his coworkers and friends who were like family. He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Elizabeth Weaver Soliday; father-in-law, Don Claire; and his grandparents, Bryan and Rose Soliday.

Funeral services for Paul will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, 220 N. 3rd St., in West Terre Haute, with Friar Mark Weaver officiating. Visitation will be 4 p.m. until service time Wednesday. Burial will be Friday in Graceland Cemetery, 1505 E. Morthland Drive, in Valparaiso, with a graveside service at 1 p.m. CST with Pastor Susan officiating and graveside military rites provided by the American Legion Honor Guard. A block of rooms has been set up for reservations with the Marriott at Valparaiso for anyone traveling up on Thursday. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Paul Soliday Memorial Fund with envelopes available in the funeral home. The family would like to give a special thank you to the doctors, nurses, and staff of Vista Care Hospice for all of their compassion and help and also to Trans-Care who have helped and been like family.