Our Staff


J. David and Mitzi Sollon

J. David and Mitzi Sollon

Supervisor / Consultant

J. David Sollon is the supervisor at the Sollon Funeral Home, Ltd., He and his wife Mitzi Babeji Sollon have operated the funeral home for over 46 years.


J. David Sollon

J. David Sollon

Supervisor

J. David Sollon is a lifelong resident of Canonsburg. His parents, Louis N. Sollon, and Bernice Bysick Sollon founded the funeral home in 1948. He has operated the funeral home for over 46 years. David is married to Mitzi Babeji Sollon, and they have two children, J.D. Sollon, and L.N."Nick" Sollon. They have 4 grandchildren, and three step-grandchildren. David is a member of St. Patrick Church, where he has been a member of the Catholic Men's Club for many years and ushers the morning mass of Sundays. He is a graduate of the Canon-McMillan Class of 1963. He attended Clarion State College, and graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. David has served multiple terms as president of the Greater Canonsburg Lions Club, has served on the board of Directors of Canonsburg General Hospital, he was the past Vice Chairman and Treasurer of the Washington County Housing Authority, and is the President of the Oak Spring Cemetery. He has been a Deputy Coronor of Washington County for over 40 years. His memberships include AHEPA, Chapter 156, Knights of Columbus Council 3291, ELKS, lodge 846, Hudson-Essex Terraplane Club, and various other social and antique automobile clubs.

Phillip L. Sollon

Phillip L. Sollon

Funeral Director / Owner

Phillip L. Sollon is a life long resident of the Canonsburg area. His father is Phillip B. Sollon, and his mother is Peggy Sebelia Sollon. Phillip graduated from Canevin High School in 2003, and studied business at Robert Morris University. Phillip graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 2007, as a graduate funeral director and embalmer.  He lives in nearby Eighty-Four, and is married to Heather Marini Sollon. They have three children, Samantha, Phillip and Alaina. He is a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Parish,  AHEPA chapter 156; Knights of Columbus council 3291, BPOE lodge 846; the NRA and the Canonsburg Sportsmans Club. When not working, Phillip is an avid outdoorsman, and enjoys spending time with his family.

Dominick C. Calabro III

Funeral Director


Patty Kutch Grohal

Patty Kutch Grohal

Staff Member


Harold 'Buddy' Coleman

Harold "Buddy" Coleman

Staff Member


Howard Rhome

Howard Rhome

In Memory

Howard F. Rhome, 84, of Canonsburg passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, July 18th, 2015.


He was born in Canonsburg on August 12, 1930 son of the late Laura and Melvin Rhome.


Prior to his retirement he was employed by McGraw Edison where he was promoted Foreman of the Copper Fab Department #09 in 1967. He also worked as a custodian at Canon-McMillan School District for 10 years and an assistant for Sollon Funeral Home for 25 years.


Howard served in the Army during the Korean War. He was an active member of the Canonsburg Volunteer Fire Department for 57 years, where he served as Vice President, Trustee, and was chairman of the Canonsburg Community Kennywood Day and chairman of the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Committee Member of The Diamond Centennial 175th Anniversary Celebration. Member of Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church where he served as deacon., American Legion Post #253 where he was commander in 1957 and received the Fireman of the year 2003 award. He was also awarded The Paul Harris Fellow award by The Rotary Club for 57 years of active fire service, was a founding father of the George Miles Dunn Canonsburg Chapter of DeMolay, a member of the Chartiers Lodge #297 Masonic Lodge where he served as a Tyler of the lodge and many committees, Scottish Rite and Syria Shrine of Pittsburgh where he served as deputy and was recognized as an Ambassador, Caravan #2 of Washington Greene County where he was past president. He served as Democrat Committeeman in the 2ndWard of Canonsburg,


Howard sponsored several children for Shriners Hospital in which he was so proud to be able to help many children walk again. For over 57 years, he had a special gift for bringing joy to thousands of children on Christmas Eve and shared the holiday spirit with those in hospitals, nursing homes and many civic organizations.

On July 9th, 1955, he married Shirley Brown Rhome who survives. Surviving in addition to his wife, is a son David H. Rhome (Kimberly), a daughter, Darla J. Rhome and son Dale A. Rhome (Jody), grandchildren Amy Lynn Smith (Justin), Stacy Marie Rubis (Joseph) and Carly Elizabeth Rhome, and great grandchildren Austin David Smith, Brayden Michael Smith and Hunter Joseph Rubis, and several nieces and nephews.


Howard was the last of his immediate family. Deceased are his brothers, Thomas, Jack and James Rhome and his sisters Loretta Rhome, Molly McElhaney, Alice Portis, Gladys Schussler, Elizabeth Rhome and Margaret Layburn.


Friends will be received from 6 to 9 pm Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 pm Wednesday at the Sollon Funeral Home, Ltd., 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, J. David Sollon, supervisor, Phillip L. Sollon, director, 724-746-1000. Masonic services 7:30 Tuesday and Canonsburg Fire Department service 7 pm Wednesday in funeral home. Military services 10:15 am Thursday in funeral home followed by funeral service at 11 am in Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church with Reverend Steven Parkhill and Reverend Gary Gibson officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Spring Cemetery with full military rites accorded by VFW Post 191 Honor Guard. The family suggests memorials in his name to Canonsburg Fire Department, 1 Greenside Avenue, Canonsburg, PA 15317. Please visit www.sollon.com to leave online condolences.



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