Philip Solis (Phil), age 83, passed
away peacefully May 1st, 2020 in
Philip was born on May 19th,
1937 to Aurelio and Rosa Solis in
Emporia. He was married in 1959 to his
childhood sweetheart, Roberta Rangel
(Solis), for 33 years.
Philip spent some of his childhood
in Oakland, CA. He returned to Emporia
where he graduated Emporia High School
in 1956. He then pursued a career in welding.
Phil was widely known for his unique sense of style. He was
a competitive pool player and enjoyed playing golf during his
retirement from Dolly Madison.
Philip is survived by one son, Chris Solis of Dallas, TX;
daughters, Connie Gonzales of Topeka, KS, Rose Kearns of
Emporia, KS, Christal Solis of Springfield, MO; brothers, Jessie P.
Solis, Sr. of Emporia, KS, Patirck Solis of Castro Valley, CA, Rick
Solis of Hayward, CA, Ernie Solis of Hayward, CA; sisters, Marion
Castra of Madera, CA, Nellie Villanueva, Raymond Gutierrez
of Madera, CA; step mother, Marietta Solis of Hayward, CA; six
grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Numerous relatives from
the Quintana and Solis families in California and Kansas.
Philip is preceded in death by his living wife, Roberta Rangel
Solis; grandparents, Gil and Maximiliana Solis; his father,
Aurellio Solis and mother, Francis Quintana Gutierrez; brothers,
Raymond, John, Max, and Richard Solis and sisters, Delores
Acosta and Annie Gutierrez.
Memorial service at 9:00 a.m. at St Catherine’s church June
27th, 2020. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St.