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1 of 14 | Posted by: Joe Pierce - Hockessin, DE

“Dear Pam,Your Dad and I have been friends for over 50 years.When we were attending St. Mary Magdalen we were best friends.I loved your Dad !You and...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Jack Healy

“Pam and Family,My thoughts and prayers for you and your family. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Nancy Edwards - Claymont, DE

“Hey Gene ... Altho we did not hang out much since St Mary Magdalen grade school or even see each other since Brandywine HS ... I realized when I...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Dan Baccino

“My deepest condolences to Gene and Betty's family (and sorry we were unable to make it to the services). Gene always spoke so sweetly about his...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Michelle Speechley - Wilmington, DE

“My sincere sympathy to Genie's family. Was lucky enough to have dinner with him, and my family, this past summer, as we reminisced about his dad,...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Anita Grieco - Millsboro, DE

“Our condolences to Gene III and Pammie, and extended family. He was a good man. We had many good times together growing up. ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Jim Mercante - Wilmington, DE

“What a great American He was...sorry for your loss...may God grant you the peace that passes understanding during this difficult time... ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: A. Mercante - Brooklyn, NY

“sorry to about my cousin Gene passing. I recently talked to him this summer. my condolences go out to the family. ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Mike Grieco - chipley, FL

“I would like to send a prayer to the family. Through your sadness remember that Gene still lives in your heart. He is reunited with Betty now and...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: MARTHA CLARK - Newark, DE

“Pam & Family, So sorry for your loss. Gwen BowersMtP 72 ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Gwen Bowers - Kirkwood, PA

“God bless ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Anne Sayers - Bear, DE

“Thoughts and condolences. Will miss running into your Dad in the bank and grocery store. I am so happy that he went out with my sisters and I over...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Chris Grieco - Wilmington


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Eugene "Gene" P. Solge Jr., age 70, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017.

Gene grew up in Fairfax, Delaware. He attended St. Mary Magdalen Grade School, graduated from Brandywine High school and then enlisted in the Army National Guard. After being honorably discharged from the Army National Guard, Gene went to work for Urie & Blanton Welding. He retired from Keen Compressed Gas in December, 2016 after 25 years of dedicated service. He was a member of the Talleyville Fire Company for over 50 years, the Talleyville Mixed Bowling league and the South Jersey Bird Club.

Gene's greatest loves were his two granddaughters, Meghan and Hannah, who both brought much joy and laughter to his life. Gene was a huge Philadelphia sports fan and had countless hobbies and collections. He was devoted to his two dogs, Murphy and Molly.

Gene is survived by his son, Gene Solge, III (Michele); granddaughters, Meghan and Hannah; his sister, Pam Cherrix (Wayne); and niece, Heather Rew. He was predeceased by his loving wife of nearly 50 years, Betty Solge; two infant sons, Christopher Nicholas and Michael David; his father, Eugene P Solge, Sr., and his mother, Florence Hindsley.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, January 13, 2017 from 10:00 am-11:30 am at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 7 Sharpley Road, Wilmington, Delaware 19803. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:30am. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in Gene's name to the Talleyville Fire Company, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803; or the Delaware Humane Society, 701 A Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801.

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