, 2022-08-01 10:27:06,
William R. “Bill” Soloski
William R. “Bill” Soloski, 74, of Port Douglas Road, Keeseville, passed away on Friday, July 29, 2022, after a recent battle with lung cancer, finally joining his beloved wife, Diana.
He was born in Ticonderoga on Dec. 11, 1947, the son of Edmund F. Soloski (nee Sokolowski) and Jean (Midkiff) Soloski.
Growing up in Port Henry, Bill developed a keen knowledge of local history. He went on to study at SUNY New Paltz. He worked for nearly 40 years as a supervising claims examiner for NYS Department of Labor and was a well-respected supervisor and co-worker. He was incredibly proud of his long career assisting citizens of the North Country.
He met the love of his life, Diana Rankin Laundree, in 1991 and they married in 1995. He spent the remainder of his time with her doting on her and adoring her beautiful smile. Together, he and Diana formed special relationships with all of their children and grandchildren, making a strong and unique family.
Bill could often be found cheering for his grandchildren at sporting events, supporting them at dance performances and bragging about their accomplishments.
He, his children Tina and Tania and her children Brian and Christine, became fast friends. Bill was an accomplished handyman and electrician, assisting many friends and family with home projects. He was incredibly proud of having designed the home he and Diana had built together, having completed much of the work himself.
Over the years, Bill enjoyed many hobbies. He was a golfer, scale modeler, gardener, target shooter and nature photographer. His beautiful Adirondack photographs adorned their home and at times were displayed in local shops.
An avid learner, Bill frequently delved into a new hobby or interest; he would thoroughly research and typically master one hobby before diving into the next. Whether it was genealogy, bird watching, or Native American history, his family often marveled at how he could know so damn much. Bill was incredibly generous with his time, knowledge, and expertise. He enthusiastically shared his hobbies with friends and family; he loved building raised gardening beds, cooking and delivering meals, and completing…
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