Dean LeRoy (Roy) Solt was born February 11, 1927 and passed away December 26, 2022, at the age of 95. He was the son of Dean Mason Solt and Evelyn Brown and the eldest of 12 children, many of which preceded him in death. He had 3 surviving siblings; Deanna Taylor, Gordon Solt & Bob Solt. He married Doris Jennie Kofford, on February 2, 1952. Roy is survived by his 4 children: Marsha Smith , Nadean Lescoe, Larry Solt , and Geraldine Hills, his 9 grandchildren: Melissa Lescoe-Jacobson, Eric Lescoe, Jared Lescoe, Christopher Lescoe, Amanda Solt Saggers, Trevor Hills, Trenton Hills, Cody Smith, and Mandy Smith Varejcka, and 8 Great Grandchildren, Cole Varejcka, Austin Varejcka, Dylan Jacobson, Dawson Jacobsen, Mataya Lescoe, Callen Lescoe, Jordan Rowe-Hills, & Ryker Lescoe.

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In 1982 Roy married Gerial Dean Bair. They were married until her death on January 8, 2003. They had no children.

Roy was 14 when Pearl Harbor was attacked, and at the age of 17 he enlisted into the Navy. He served as a fireman (firing guns) on the flagship USS Pennsylvania. As the Pennsylvania and Navy fleet gathered to invade Japan at Buckner Bay, a lone plane flew over a hill and torpedoed the Pennsylvania. Two days later the peace treaty was signed. Roy finished his service in the Philippines.

After leaving the military he went to television school. He repaired TVs and later started his own TV repair company. He invented a trolling motor mount and faded out his TV business , as he started his trolling motor mount business, Remote Troll.

In Roy Solt WW2 Veteran Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and friend 2015 the Utah Honor Flight Foundation invited Roy to be one of the Veterans they took to visit Washington D.C. After returning from the trip to Washington D.C. , Roy and his family would spend the next 7 years visiting as many WW2 memorials as possible as well as multiple trips to Pearl Harbor.

The family would like to ask that in lieu of flowers, please donate to the Utah Honor Flight.

Helping to honor our Veterans.

https://www.utahhonorflight.org/contact-us/

https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=PHH97ZTLYLJKS

Public Viewing will be held Tuesday, 3rd of January, 2023 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Rose Park 8th Ward, 1155 North 1200 West, Rose Park.

Services for Roy Solt will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at 11:00 AM at Rose Park 8th Ward with Bishop Cloward officiating. Burial will follow at Elysian Burial Gardens at 12:30 p.m.,1075 East 4580 South in Millcreek, Utah.

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Wednesday, Jan. 04, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rose Park 8th Ward
1155 North 1200 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116

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Dec 28, 2022

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Roy was a good friend of mine. I am Ted Kanell, the oldest son of Ernie Kanell. He and Ernie were partners in the TV repair business. Kanell Televisionland. Located on 711 South 300 West in Salt Lake. I knew since childhood. He was around the store all the time. I am an attorney. I also helped Roy on several legal problems. He was a great man and had many good stories of life and faith. Ted Kanell

Ted Kanell Jan 19, 2023

Roy was a good friend of mine. I am Ted Kanell, the oldest son of Ernie Kanell. He and Ernie were partners in the TV repair business. Kanell Televisionland. Located on 711 South 300 West in Salt Lake. I knew since childhood. He was around the store all the time. I am an attorney. I also helped Roy on several legal problems. He was a great man and had many good stories of life and faith. Ted Kanell

Ted Kanell Jan 19, 2023

Roy worked with my father Ernie Kanell years ago as they fixed televisions, I know the two of them were good friends, and I always thought Roy was a good man, I did not know he served in WWII, but I know the Philippines was a hard place to serve. When I saw his obituary in the Deseret News Church News edition that is sent to Nevada, I just wanted you to know that your Dad was a remarkable man and a good and trusted friend of our family, We will always remember him with love in our heart, May your happy memories fill your souls with joy and hope and give you strength at this time,

Best regards,

Hope Kanell Vernon, daughter of Ernie Kanell

Hope Kanell Vernon , Las Vegas, NV, US Jan 19, 2023

Roy was my friend of 31 years, he will be missed deeply.

Only the fondest of memories until we meet again, and hang out for eternity!

Rees Walter Bandley , Salt Lake , UT, US Jan 01, 2023

I love you Dad thank you for everything can you and Mom watch over my two granddaughters Skye and Rowan Hills make sure they're okay and be there angels

Geraldine Hills , Salt Lake , UT, US Dec 29, 2022

I love you Dad thank you for everything can you and Mom watch over my two granddaughters Skye and Rowan Hills make sure they're okay and be there angels

Geraldine Hills , Salt Lake , UT, US Dec 29, 2022

I love you Dad thank you for everything can you and Mom watch over my two granddaughters Skye and Rowan Hills make sure they're okay and be there angels

Geraldine Hills , Salt Lake , UT, US Dec 29, 2022

I love you Dad thank you for everything can you and Mom watch over my two granddaughters Skye and Rowan Hills make sure they're okay and be there angels

Geraldine Hills , Salt Lake , UT, US Dec 29, 2022

I love you Dad thank you for everything can you and Mom watch over my two granddaughters Skye and Rowan Hills make sure they're okay and be there angels

Geraldine Hills , Salt Lake , UT, US Dec 29, 2022

I love you Dad thank you for everything can you and Mom watch over my two granddaughters Skye and Rowan Hills make sure they're okay and be there angels

Geraldine Hills , Salt Lake , UT, US Dec 29, 2022

I love you Dad thank you for everything can you and Mom watch over my two granddaughters Skye and Rowan Hills make sure they're okay and be there angels

Geraldine Hills , Salt Lake , UT, US Dec 29, 2022

I love you Dad thank you for everything can you and Mom watch over my two granddaughters Skye and Rowan Hills make sure they're okay and be there angels

Geraldine Hills , Salt Lake , UT, US Dec 29, 2022

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