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January 6, 2014

Donna Lou Solovitch

The Daily Star

---- — Donna Lou Solovitch

OTEGO — Donna Lou Solovitch, 61, of Otego, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.

She was born Jan. 14, 1952, in Oneonta, the daughter of the late James and Ruth (Hill) Lent.

For over 25 years, Donna was a machinist at Amphenol. She retired on Jan. 1, 2014.

On Oct. 7, 2007, Donna married Andrew Solovitch at her son Sean’s house in Brainbridge.

She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and helping others. But most of all, Donna’s greatest love was her family, especially her precious grandchildren. She treasured the time they shared together.

Donna is survived by her loving husband, Andrew Solovitch of Otego; two sons, Sean Farrell of Sidney and Christopher Farrell of Oneonta; three stepchildren, Jane and Dan Utter of Bergen, Kristopher and Taka Solovitch of Laurens and Teri Solovitch of Oneonta; her stepmother, Mabel Lent of Oneonta; 12 grandchildren; eight siblings, Morris and Marjorie Johns of Cheraw, S.C., Phyllis and Bill Bell of Oneonta, Arthur and Pam Lent of Columbia, S.C., Keith and Margaret Lent of Portsmouth, Va., Dean and Linda Lent of Oneonta, Betty Jo and Billy Cox of Staunton, Va., Brian Lent of Otego and Karen and Wayne Clouse of Unadilla; close friend, Beverly Garcia of Cobleskill; as well as several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her first husband and the father of her sons, Robert Farrell; and sister, Shirley Johns.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in the Bookhout Funeral Home, 34 River St., Otego.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in the funeral home with the Mother Suzzane Cole, pastor of the Christ Episcopal Church, Walton, officiating.

Burial will be in the spring in the Otego Evergreen Cemetery.

Memorial donations in Donna’s name may be made to Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.

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Funeral arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home of Otego.