Anna Marie Knapp Soluri, 60, of Dodge Bay, Cape Vincent, NY passed away on May 3, 2018 after losing a courageous battle against COPD.
Born December 15, 1957 in Watertown, NY, Anna was the daughter of Thomas and Nancy Latham Knapp. She and her Air Force family lived many places during her childhood. She graduated high school in Massachusetts. In 1977 she graduated from Central City Business Institute in Syracuse. She began her 33-year career in Syracuse with Niagara Mohawk, now known as National Grid. She retired from the Watertown facility in January 2010.
Anna enjoyed buying, collecting, and selling antiques. She was the owner of Knapp Family Auctions, Denmark, NY formerly known as Knapp Brothers. She also enjoyed entertaining family and friends at their St. Lawrence riverfront home. She was a member of the Niagara Mohawk/National Grid Watertown Area Retiree’s Club.
She married Robert Edward Soluri, Jr. on October 11, 1980. Robert is the former owner and operator of Soluri’s Pizza in Watertown for 33 years.
Among her survivors are her husband Robert and their two children; daughter Erin Marie and her husband Matthew Draper, Potsdam, NY and son Christopher Robert Soluri and his wife Erin Elizabeth, Liverpool, NY. She leaves five precious grandchildren, Benjamin, Allyson, and Aaden Draper and Gracie and Max Soluri. She is also survived by her parents, Tom and Nancy Knapp, Lowville, NY; a brother Laurence Knapp, Lowville, NY; a father-in-law, Robert E. Soluri, Sr. and his long time companion Shirley Miller; brothers-in-law Patrick Soluri and David Caulkins, Watertown, NY; sisters-in-law Toni Soluri and long time companion Michael Gilligan, Great Bend, NY; Tina Miller and husband Ronald, Sackets Harbor, NY, and Tammy Soluri and fiancé Patrick Tarver, Sackets Harbor, NY, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She is pre-deceased by her mother-in-law Mildred J. Surace.
Those wishing to visit are invited to an open house at the Soluri’s Cape Vincent residence on Saturday from noon-4:00. There will be no calling hours or funeral, per Anna’s wishes.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Anna’s name may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street Road, Watertown, NY 13601.
A family and friends gathering in honor of Anna will be held at the family’s discretion.