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Par Technology Mourns Unexpected Death of President, Ed Soladay

PAR Technology Corporation announced the unexpected death of Ed Soladay, president of ParTech, Inc., PAR’s largest wholly owned subsidiary.
John W. Sammon, chairman of the board and CEO of PAR Technology Corporation, said: “We are deeply saddened to report the death of Ed Soladay at his home in New Hartford, N.Y. on January 14, 2011.  Ed has been a valued member of our company since 2009. Ed was a warm and cherished friend to all of us at PAR and he will be greatly missed. Our board of directors and employees join Ed’s many friends in celebrating his lifetime accomplishments and offering our sincere condolences to his family.”
Sammon went on to say, “Ed was the driving force in PAR’s Restaurant Business expansion strategy focused on “next generation” software and channel expansion. During his time at PAR Ed brought together a strong new management team with extensive experience and then led them by generating a winning attitude and a passion for success. Ed loved his job and inspired confidence in all of his team.”
Soladay joined ParTech, Inc. in January, 2009, bringing to PAR extensive experience in the operation of technology companies engaged in the creation, deployment and support of complex solutions comprised of enterprise software, hardware and services. In this role, he was responsible for expanding the company’s restaurant technology business by growing capability in the U.S. and international markets.
He is survived by his wife Carol, his son Ryan and daughter-in-law Allison of Dallas, T.X,. 4 grandchildren, his sister Barbara, several nieces and a nephew.
Soladay was a native of New Mexico and before moving to New Hartford, was a long-time resident in the Dallas, T.X. area.
A memorial mass for Mr. Soladay will take place on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 10:00 am at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church located on the corners of Jay and Catherine Streets in Utica, N.Y. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Bentz and Amodio Funeral Services, 470 French Road, Utica, NY.
Soladay was always a strong advocate of PAR’s involvement in the community and in particular its support of the United Way. It is in this spirit that his family has asked that contributions be made to United Way of the Valley in the Greater Utica area in honor of Ed through PAR Technology Corporation.
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