James L. Solari passed away on September 8, 2019 at the age of 85 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was born November 24, 1933 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late James and Norma (Zanders) Solari. He was the beloved husband of Louise (Peggy) Solari for 64 years and loving father of James (Anne) Solari, Thomas Solari, Robert (Glenda) Solari, John (Annette) Solari and Mary (Lance) Morris and grandchildren Thomas Solari, James (Ariel) L. Solari III , Christina (Ralph) Serini, Joseph (Ayme) Solari, Betsey (Seth) Johnson, Jacob (Raakhi) Morris, Ben (Ally) Solari, Austin Morris, Coley (Jeff) Hoffmann, Elizabeth Solari, Michelle (Skylar) Linderman and many great grandchildren and sister Carol (Norman) Henshaw and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins (Dr. Daniel Meshoto and David Meshoto).  James is preceded in death by son Thomas J. Solari.

Jim attended Washington University and received a degree in Chemical Engineering. Jim served three years in the US Air Force as a pilot and ended his military career as a captain in the Air Force reserves. Following his military career he returned to St. Louis and worked for Monsanto as a chemical engineer. He retired in 1991, at the age of 58 and enjoyed his retirement years in St. Louis.

Funeral at Kutis South County Chapel 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd, Friday, September 13, 930 a.m. interment J.B. National Cemetery with full Honors. Visitation Thursday 4-8 p.m.