Nov. 10, 1934 — April 19, 2013
Albert A. Sholtis of Walla Walla passed away at home on April 19, 2013.
Albert was born Nov. 10, 1934, in Exeter, Penn., to the late Albert and Helen Sholtis. He graduated from Edwardsville High School in 1952 and went on to receive an AA in engineering from Pennsylvania State University Center in 1957. He returned to school in 1972 earning a B.A. “cum laude” in industrial arts and a teaching credential from University of California-Long Beach.
He married the late Joyce Sholtis in 1960, and the couple lived in Long Beach, Calif., for the next 34 years. Upon his spouse’s death, Albert relocated to Walla Walla to be closer to his youngest daughter and grandchildren.
He was employed by CalComp Technology, Inc. and Lockheed Corp. as a mechanical designer for most of his life. In his later years he did consulting work for Magtek Inc. He enjoyed reading, photography, working on cars, fishing and woodworking and was very active in the church. But his all consuming passion was spending time with his family.
He is survived by two daughters, Susan Perez of Walla Walla and Cindy Sholtis of San Clemente, Calif.; one sister of Phoenix, Ariz.; six grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce; and sister, Patricia Coleman.
Family and friends may pay their respects at a memorial and after-service celebration to be held on Monday, May 20, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Life Church in Walla Walla.
The family is requesting all flowers to be sent to Life Church at 116 South Third Ave., in Walla Walla.