Mascioli, Kenneth

Kenneth Mascioli, age 70, Lewiston, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

Ken was born in Detroit on June 17, 1947, to Ernest and Rita Mascioli. In 1976, he founded Solli’s Casual Wear in Gaylord. He acted as the sole owner of the business for 41 years, and the store was one of the oldest on Main Street.

Ken is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carolyn; children Kyle (Cari) and Kevin Mascioli; grandchildren Kylene and Malea; brother Dennis (Carole) Mascioli; and mother-in-law Erma Huber. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Rita.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord on Monday, December 11, at 11 AM. Visitation will be held at the Nelson Funeral Home on Sunday, December 10, from 3 to 7 PM. There will also be a time for visitation on Monday, December 11, at St. Mary Cathedral from 10 AM until the time of service.

Donations in Ken’s memory may be made to St. Mary Schools.

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.


  1. Pamella / James Bordner December 6, 2017 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    Carolyn and boys, we are so sorry for your loss.

  2. Linda Sedlock December 6, 2017 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    Carolyn I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family.

  3. Linda Sedlock December 6, 2017 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    Rest in peace Ken…

  4. The Knapp's December 6, 2017 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    To the Masciolli Family, So sorry to hear about this terrible loss. Many prayers of strength to get you all through this difficult time. If there is anything we can do please let us know.

  5. Phil Smith December 6, 2017 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    Carolyn, Kyle and Kevin, I’m so very sorry for your loss. I am deeply going to miss talking and hanging out with Ken. This community will not be the same without him. What a great man, rest in peace my friend!

  6. Bernie Gapinski December 6, 2017 at 10:37 pm - Reply

    We are so sorry for your loss. Clarice and I have known Ken since the Swiss Village Mall Days. So sad to hear of his passing. Bless you all.

  7. Brian Bennett December 7, 2017 at 12:11 am - Reply

    Ken was my best friend and he was a good friend to be with. He was like a 2nd dad to me and I will always remember him.

  8. Ed and Shirlee Andrews December 7, 2017 at 12:15 am - Reply

    Kyle and family,
    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this terribly sad time.

  9. Alex Sage December 7, 2017 at 1:02 am - Reply

    To the Mascioli Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of meeting Ken when Diana’s Delight’s was next door and my mom introduced us. The many hours I spent in Ken’s store after school will be cherrished greatly. He was a true part of downtown and his smiling face and gracious personality will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace.

  10. Tracy December 7, 2017 at 1:26 am - Reply

    We will miss you Ken! You always brought a smile to our faces at Paul’s Pub! Rip my friend!

  11. Patricia Durston December 7, 2017 at 2:10 am - Reply

    So very sorry to hear about Kenny’s passing. My deepest condolences to all of the family.
    May he rest in peace. Cousin Patricia Durston

  12. Eddy and Lori Render December 7, 2017 at 2:29 am - Reply

    Carolyn, We are so very sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. You and your family are close in our thoughts.

  13. Cindy and Neil Gallaway December 7, 2017 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  14. Jeff Uloth December 7, 2017 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    Carolyn and sons-ken will be missed by many-sad for our loss.

  15. Biff Audrain December 7, 2017 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    My sincerest condolences . Ken was a friend and fellow retailer for many years, you will be missed.

  16. Barb & Mike Vogt December 7, 2017 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    Our hearts break for you and the boys, our prayers are with you. Solli’s without Kenny’s smiling face to greet you won’t be the same! Gone to soon.

  17. Kylie December 7, 2017 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry for you loss, Ken was amazing person and I loved all my visits with him. He was a regular customer of mine and I was a regular of his. He will be very missed!

  18. Brad and Darla Butcher December 7, 2017 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    You were our good friend and downtown confidant, Ken, and you’ll be sorely missed. Our sincerest condolences to your wife Carolyn and the rest of your family. Main Street, and our community have lost an icon.

  19. Beth Ryan December 7, 2017 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    Carolyn and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  20. Michelle Vaughn December 7, 2017 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    Carolyn, Kyle & Kevin, I am so sorry for your loss of Ken. My heart goes out to you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  21. Ben and Marcia Albosta December 7, 2017 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    Dear Carolyn, So Sorry for the pain that you bear and the loss that you are feeling now. We want you to know that we’re praying for you and your family hoping that the prayers of many friends will lessen your sorrow each day. May our Blessed Mother wrap her arms around you and give you peace.

  22. Terry and Denny Reynolds December 8, 2017 at 12:53 am - Reply

    Carolyn, Kevin and Kyle,

    We are so very saddened to hear of Ken’s passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Terry and Denny Reynolds

  23. Vito & Carol Tranchida December 8, 2017 at 1:11 am - Reply

    We’re thinking of you Carolyn, Erma, Kyle and Kevin! Ken was a GREAT man honest, caring w a wonderful sense of humor and an infectious laugh! Cherish all the great memories he’s left you with and hold them dear to your hearts! He will be greatly missed by all of us. xoxoxo Vito, Carol, Kathryn, Kristopher and Mikayla

  24. Robyn Allen December 8, 2017 at 1:18 am - Reply

    Carolyn and family, I am so sorry. Kenny was a dear friend.

  25. Tim Brown December 8, 2017 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing, I first met him when he had his store on the north side of the street in the same building as the house of flavors. He was always a very nice guy and will be missed greatly.

  26. Pam and Denny Florio December 8, 2017 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    Our hearts are with you, we talked to Ken this summer hoping we would see each other soon. Rest in peace Kenny.

  27. Wendy Rieck December 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    Carolyn and and family, so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. If there is anything we can do let us know.

  28. Sabrina Moore December 8, 2017 at 11:37 pm - Reply

    Carolyn and family my thoughts and prayers are with you. Ken will be truly missed in the community and with your family. He was a good person and loved by many may he Rest In Peace.

  29. pamela December 9, 2017 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear of his passing. My mother (Mary Jean Horn) is taking it hard, as she was his godmother. She has talked about Kenny since hearing about his passing 2 days ago. She remembers him vividly, (she’s 91), and said again this morning “The last thing I heard Kenny say was at his mothers funeral, he spotted me sitting and said Oh! Mary Jean!” May Jesus wrap his arms around your family, and comfort you at this most difficult time. Blessings from Burtchville, Michigan.

  30. Joe and Marie Prebenda December 9, 2017 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    Carolyn so very sorry to hear of Ken’s passing, I have such great memories of all of us at the Swiss Village mall when we started out. You and the boys are in our prayers. Rest in Peace my friend.

  31. John Balcer December 9, 2017 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    Very sorry to hear of Ken’s passing in the Free Press this morning. I had stopped by for a visit at Solli’s few times over the last few years to stay in touch. High school was a long time ago for us, but it was always a pleasure to reminisce about the good times we had so long ago. Ken had a very kind heart and will be missed by many.

  32. Ben and Patty Bolser December 9, 2017 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    Carolyn, Kevin and Kyle

    So very sorry for you loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers❤️

  33. Mike Jackie vinitski December 9, 2017 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss. God broke the mold when he made uncle ! Rip kenny.

  34. chris j saroli December 9, 2017 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear about Ken’s passing, you will be missed. See you when I see you again.

  35. Carmen james December 10, 2017 at 1:05 am - Reply

    My Dear friend ken, God has you now! I am really going to miss you! Your brother, Carmen James.

  36. Cathy Clear December 10, 2017 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    From the Clear’s, We are so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with your family. He will totally be missed!!

  37. Debra Berschbach December 13, 2017 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    Carolyn, Kyle and Kevin

    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember the excitement when Ken opened his first jean shop in Gaylord. So many nice people in the shops and was the coolest place around. Since moving, I have always looked forward to stopping in to shop, hear what’s been happening with the family and the downtown area and loving his selection of items whether dresses, jewelry, etc. He will be missed.

  38. Dorothy Felton December 13, 2017 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    Carolyn, So sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Ken was an exceptional friend to us. He embraced my sister Ann as if she was his sister or the daughter he never had and she always thought of him as one of her best friends. Litterally she wears the Solli’s Casual Wear sweatshirt {she has two} every single weekend and was always proud to have him recognize that she was wearing it. Ken will be missed! Many good wishes to you during this really sad time.

  39. marilee patson December 15, 2017 at 1:08 am - Reply

    Carolyn and boys, so very very sorry for your loss

  40. Bruce W. Werts October 7, 2018 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    Kenny, I will always remember the good times. May God bless.

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