Barry Matthew Soliday, 44 of Valparaiso, died unexpectedly on February 10, 2023. Barry was born in Valparaiso Indiana on January 10, 1979. He was preceded in death by his father, Patrick Joseph Dugan Soliday and devoted and beloved German Shepherd of eight years Dory. He is survived by his mother, M. Alice Huball; sister, Kim Soliday; his cherished children, Autumn, Lakin and Eli; his stepmother, Janet Soliday; and friend and former wife, Jamie Soliday.
Barry grew up in Valpo and enjoyed playing football and baseball on local teams as a youngster. He attended Chesterton High School. Barry held numerous professional positions, was formerly a member of Operating Engineers Local 150, and proudly enjoyed working at the Indiana State Dunes Park.
Barry was a Notre Dame football fanatic for many years and attended as many games as possible, loudly cheering on the Irish at the stadium or watching at home. His other interests included researching his family genealogy and cooking up a storm in the kitchen or on the grill. Barry was selfless, thought of others before himself and was always willing to lend a helping hand.
Visitation will be held Friday, February 17, 2023 from 2:00-6:00 PM at Moeller Funeral Home 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso with a Funeral Service beginning at 6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to an animal rescue of the donor's choice.
Alice, Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Praying you find peace and comfort in the days ahead, as you reflect upon all of the wonderful memories of happy times you shared with Barry. -Jerry & Jennifer Pilarski
I'm so deeply sorry for your loss. Barry was truly a unique individual. Always the life of the party. He was a joy to be around at work always coming with a positive attitude towards life. He will be greatly missed. Rest easy big guy. -Michael Staples
My deepest and most sincerest sympathies for your loss. -Toni Douthitt
M Alice...Judy and I were heartbroken to hear this news about Barry. We all think as parents we are destined to outlive our children yet find all too often this is not what will be. I thought of this saying that helped me recently... "You never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have." Please know that Judy and I are thinking of you. -Rod and Judy Carringer