Friday, October 4, 2013
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Edward Lee Soldano of Dunnellon, Fla., went to his heavenly Father on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Ocala, Fla.

Edward was a member of the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Fulford. Edward was born on April 20, 1951, in Key West, Fla.

He was the son of the late William and Alice Soldano. He was preceded in death by his first wife, LaVoun Soldano; daughter Sheena Lee Soldano; sister Frances Kulczyk; brothers-in-law Maxwell (Pookie), Stanley and Alton Bishop, Jerry Reagan, and sister-in-law JoAnn Connelly.

Edward was a butcher for more than 30 years with Winn-Dixie, Russells, Cash & Carry and ending with Sweet Bay. Edward was a man who never met a stranger. He made friends at first meeting and kept them to heart.

He had a great love for fishing, raising animals of all types, but most of all his love for family. A great storyteller for all his grandchildren, with whom he loved spending time. Edward had a strong love for his church and Christ.

Edward is survived by wife, Ezalee Soldano; his children Shawn Soldano (Natalie), Tim Peterson (Julie) and James Peterson; sisters Lousie Soldano (Michael) and Nancy Dowling (Matthew); stepmother Judy Soldano; brothers-in-laws Peter Kulcxyk, Jesse Bishop (Joann), Randy Bishop (Darlene), Ronnie Reagan and Ted Connelly; sisters-in-law Rhonda Hartley, Patsy Bishop, Candy Delawter, Ann Reagan and Shirley Nichols (Alvin); grandchildren Keaton Soldano, Dylan Peterson, Olivia Peterson, Victoria Peterson, Emily Romero, Scott Romero, Justin Romero and Zachery Romero; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at Roberts Funeral Home, 19939 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, Fla. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Lung Association at