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Obituary: Navy Veteran Walter A. Solberg Jr. Dies at 32

The following obituary was provided by Alderson Funeral Homes.

NAUGATUCK- Mr. Walter A. Solberg, Jr., 32, of Naugatuck, passed away on Thursday Aug. 25, 2011 in New Haven.

Walter was born in Waterbury, a son of Debra (Beck) (Solberg) Fortin and Walter A. Solberg, Sr. and had been a Naugatuck resident most of his life. He was educated in the local school system and was a veteran of the Gulf War having served in the U.S. Navy. He was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Navy “E” Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal, the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Navy Unit Commendation Medal, the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Expert Pistol Shot Medal.

Besides his Mother and his father, both of Naugatuck, he leaves his Step-father, Robert Fortin of Naugatuck and his Step-Mother, Lori Solberg of Naugatuck; 2 sons, Jordon Solberg of Waterbury and Anthony Solberg of Torrington; 2 daughters Jasmine Solberg of Waterbury and Alexandra Solberg of Torrington; 5 brothers, Robert J. Fortin of Stamford, Matthew Solberg, Christopher Solberg, Kyle Solberg, and Daniel Solberg all of Naugatuck and several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

His funeral service will be held on Tuesday evening, Aug. 30, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at the Alderson Funeral Home of Naugatuck, 201 Meadow St.  Burial will be on Friday Sept. 2, 2011 at 11 a.m. in the State Veterans’ Cemetery, 317 Bow Lane, Middletown, 06457 with full military honors. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Walter A. Solberg Memorial Fund, c/o the Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan, 333 Church St., Naugatuck, 06770.For further information or to send an online condolence go to www.aldersonfuneralhomes.com

CLARENCE HAWKINS September 14, 2011 at 01:38 AM
Very sad to hear of the passing of a Navy brother who was a great sailor as well as a freind.Walter was kind,hard working and well liked by all.He loved music,his children and the Navy.He will be greatly missed by all.May your soul and spirit rest in peace Walt.Your shipmate HAWK.
Kim Gow November 27, 2012 at 01:19 AM
its been over a yr an 3mths since u took urself away from us,an everyday i struggle with how can u of done us like that,not u,you were to full of energy,full of life,an it was gonna be are year in 2011,member well Im gonna say to you this,you just shld of held on longer cuz 2013 is the year of our dream,an I doing this for the memories I have inside for you...I Love You Today an Always....rip Walt aka E.V.I.,iMA MAKE U SOOOOOO PROUD,FOUND ALOT OF TALENT,AN NETWORK LIKE CRAZY...OUR TIME IS COMMIN,WISH U WLDA HELD ON MY BROTHER XOXOXOXO MUCH LOVE XOXOX

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