GRANVILLE - Deric Anthony Solek, of Granville, MA, passed away suddenly at Baystate Noble surrounded by his family on Saturday January 15, 2022 at the young age of 48.
Deric was born in Westfield, MA to Robert W Solek and Sandra M (Alamed) Solek (deceased). He was a graduate of Southwick High School and the Barren Institute of Technology. He loved playing on the farm, driving tractors, eating steamers, milking the cows, tasting vodka, working on his house and sharing his pool with his many family and friends. He had a love for cooking and hosting Christmas morning. If he wasn’t plowing the snow, he was on his snowmobile riding the trails. Deric was an extraordinary person and will be remembered for his larger-than-life personality. He was devoted to his family and loved them unconditionally.
He was employed by Baltazar Construction in Ludlow and was a member of IOUE Local 98 doing what he did best, “digging in the dirt”.
Deric is survived by his loving wife Tracey L (Williams) Solek, his stepchildren Jake and Rebecca Wolanian, his babies Theo and Bella, as well as his father Robert W Solek and his wife Ruth-Ann, grandmother Marie J Alamed, and his in-laws Lawrence and Lynn DeChesser.
He also leaves behind his beloved siblings Carol Lisella and her husband Anthony, Justin Solek and his wife Ashley, Joshua Solek and his wife Ashley, and Caitlin Solek. Deric loved his nieces and nephews, Jennifer Koziol, Anthony Lisella Jr and his wife Devon, Harlow, Colton, Brynlee, Hayden, Everett and Oakleigh Solek, and Vasilis Tsavidis.
He will be remembered by his aunts and uncles, Thomas Alamed and his wife Marie, Edward Alamed and his wife Sue, Jeffrey Alamed, Richard Solek and his wife Carrie, and Cindy (Sondra) Pendelton and her husband James along with numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Deric is predeceased by his mother, Sandra, grandfather William R Alamed Sr, his grandparents John and Joan Solek, his uncle William R Alamed Jr and his aunt Cynthia (Townsend) Alamed.
Service will be held Wednesday, January 19th, 2022, from 3:00-7:00 pm at Westfield Funeral Home and Cremation 4 Princeton Street, Westfield Ma. A private burial will be held at a later date.
In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place, W 6th FL, Brookline, MA 02445 or to The Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St, ATTN Donations, Springfield, MA 01104
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