WATERBURY — Juan “Lupito” Luis Soler, age 40, passed away on Thursday June 16, 2016. He was born on Aug. 7, 1975, in Newark, N.J. He was a longtime resident of Waterbury and was an important part of our community.

He is survived by his wife, Casandra Roman; six children, Sebastion, Skye, Juliana, Anthony, Juan and Kristal; parents, Juan Tomas Soler and Carmela Soler; two loving sisters, Cynthia Medvec (Michael) and Ana Maria Soler; brother, Sandro Soler; one niece and many nephews, aunts, uncles and other loving relatives.

Lupito was the proprietor of Classic Auto Body Inc. for the last four years and worked there for 15 years prior. He was a family man and hard worker; he spent countless hours working hard yet spent all of his free time with his wife and family. His children aspired to be like him and he pushed for them to be better. He had an abundance of love which he shared daily with his children, friends and strangers alike. He had a unique charm and quick wit and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

His family will receive relatives and friends in the Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 N. Main St. Ext., Wallingford, on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. A service will follow at 1 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Meriden. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to his family in care of the Wallingford Funeral Home. www.wallingfordfh.com.