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Gary N. Soler

March 29, 1945 ~ November 3, 2021 (age 76)

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Gary N. Soler, 76, of Salem, CT passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 3, 2021. He is survived by his beloved wife, Cindy Soler and only daughter, Wendy Soler Charyak, and 3 grandchildren, Jason, Jenna and Justin Charyak.

Gary was born on March 29, 1945, in New York, New York but raised in East Boothbay, Maine from the age of 2. Gary attended area public schools and graduated from Boothbay Regional High School in 1963. Gary was a respected student athlete in high school. He played on the varsity football team. Gary went on to complete his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences at University of Maine in 1967. Gary worked as an Associate Scientist in the Toxicology Department at Pfizer Pharmaceutical in Groton CT for 23 years before retiring. After retirement, Gary enjoyed hiking and biking the beautiful trails and state parks in Southeastern CT. Gary and Cindy spent their winters with family and friends in Florida for more than a decade.

Gary proudly served his county in the United States Army for 3 years. He was a Vietnam War Veteran.

He met the love of his life, Cindy Lee Marr. They were married December 29, 1967 Their only daughter, Wendy was born the following year.

Gary and Cindy moved to Salem, CT in 1976. They have resided in Salem, CT for the past 45 years. Gary was an active member of the Salem Seniors.

Gary will be remembered fondly by his friends and family including his twin brother, Raymond Soler, and his elder brother, Donald Soler and their respective families. To share a memory or to sign Gary’s online guestbook, please visit: Care of private arrangements have been entrusted to the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home in Colchester, CT.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Salem Volunteer Fire Company, 424 Hartford Rd, Salem, CT 06420, or the Gardner Lake Volunteer Fire Department, 429 Old Colchester Road, Salem CT 06420.


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