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Roseanne Solt

January 29, 1942 ~ February 23, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Roseanne Solt Obituary

Roseanne Solt, 81, passed away peacefully at home February 23, after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia and congestive heart failure. She was born January 29, 1942 in Mahanoy City. 
A Schuylkill County native, she was the daughter and fifth child of coal miner Charles and homemaker Mary McGuire Solt.  Her parents and 3 siblings, Carl, Paul and Patricia, have predeceased her, as well as one grandchild, Erica Jade McCullough,  her ex-husband, Thomas Stewart and son-in-law Ric Freed.
She is survived by one brother, Jerry Solt of Tremont, and her five children and their families – Tim Stewart, wife Brenda and children Corissa Rose and Dylan; Tami Stewart-Haffey, widow of Jim Haffey, and her children Damien and Emily Rose Freed; Jerilynne Stewart and ex-husband Goodson Gomonda,  Erin McCullough and husband Patrick; and Merijo Dietrich, widow of Harry, and children Harrison, with his wife Michelle and daughter Sophie; Samantha, and Amanda Rose.
Rose was a member of St Ambrose Parish. A devout Catholic, in her youthful enthusiasm, she decided to become a nun and enrolled in the Alvernia convent.  That lasted barely a week before she changed her mind, but she remained devoted to the church, and graduated from Nativity BVM High School in 1960.  She married Thomas Stewart immediately after, had five children, and then found herself unexpectedly divorced at age 47. With characteristic “can-do” attitude, she took back her maiden name, got her first driver’s license (and a tattoo of an angel on her shoulder because she felt she needed divine intervention), went back to school, and worked as a CNA for the next 25 years. 
Her feistiness and quick wit also showed itself in her daily conversations, so much so that her children and grandchildren started “#thingsnansays” to commemorate them. She enjoyed travel and music.  Her confirmation name was Cecilia, after the patron saint of music.  She loved whistling, dancing, claimed to have played the bugle (badly) in her youth, and really loved listening to all kinds of music.  Country was her favorite, and the sound of Chris Stapleton singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl perked her up like nothing else during her last few weeks.
Rose loved to read the obituaries and was enthralled by the interesting lives her fellow Skooks have led.  She often wondered what hers would say, so this is it: the long, detailed obit that she would have wanted.
Rose opted for cremation and then burial with her parents in Our Lady of Mt Carmel Cemetery in Minersville.  Due to limited parking space, there will not be a graveside service.  Friends and family are invited to a religious service with Rev. Msgr. Edward S. Zemanik officiating at Hamilton Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Orwigsburg,  on Wednesday, March 1 at 10:30 AM, visitation begins at 9:30 AM.
The family wishes to thank the Rev. Monsignor Zemanik and his office staff. The family would especially like to thank Cindy, Tammy, Lora, Randy, Tess, Dr. Baxtor and all the nurses and aides from Saint Luke's Hospice who spent time with Roseanne during her illness, as well as Sherry and everyone else from Social Services for all their help. 

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Services

Memorial Gathering
Wednesday
March 1, 2023

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
116 South Liberty Street
Orwigsburg, PA 17961

Funeral Service
Wednesday
March 1, 2023

10:30 AM
Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
116 South Liberty Street
Orwigsburg, PA 17961

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