Robert J. Solik

    Robert J. Solik, 81, of Decatur, passed away on Feb. 22, 2014, at his residence. He was born March 16, 1932, in Chicago to the late Joseph F. and Mary (Kostalansky) Solik. On May 29, 1954, he married Shirley M. Mulryan; she passed away on Jan. 28, 2007.
    Robert was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society.  He worked for Central Soya and served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard.
  Bob is survived by four sons, Robert A. (Beth) Solik of Schaumburg, Ill., Dr. William B. (Shari) Solik of Columbus, Ind., James E. Solik of Merriville, and Kevin D. Solik of Cumming, Ga.; three  daughters Cynthia J. (Harold) King of Fort Worth, Tex., Andrea J. (Clay Callon) Solik of Plano, Tex., and Kristen P. Solik of Washington, D.C.; a brother, Dr. Alex (Patricia) Solik of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; and 11 grandchildren.
    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic , with Father Patrick Joseph presiding.
    Burial will take place on Friday in Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Hillside, IL.
    Friends may call from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday in the St. Mary’s Parish Hall.
    Memorials may be made to ACCF Angel Cancer Fund or ACCF Angel Diabetes Fund.
    Funeral arrangements were handled by Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be left at