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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

 

Henry Anthony Holocher, Port Jervis, New York

Henry Anthony Holocher, age 88 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Sunday June 17, 2012 at Belle Reve Senior Living Center in Milford, PA, with his family and friends by his side. Born April 6, 1924 in the Bronx, NY, he was an only child and the son of the late Harry A. and Marie Chase Holocher. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan with honors. He joined the US Army and proudly served our country during WW II, as a Medics Assistant. He also served with the US Merchant Marines. Henry was a proud member of the Marsch-Kellogg American Legion Post# 139 in Milford, PA, the V.F.W. Post #8612 in Milford, PA, the Middletown Lodge of Elks, #1097, B.P.O.E.,and the Tri State Rod and Gun Club. Henry was a retired electrician with Local #3 IBEW Electrical Workers Union for the City of New York. After he retired, he also served on the board of retirees for Local 3.As a young man in the Merchant Marines, Henry developed a fondness for traveling. He was fortunate enough to take an early retirement in order to travel across the globe as he tried to trace his ancestral roots in both Russia and Germany. He loved living and working in NYC, and would walk for miles, experiencing the life of the city around him. He was a great lover of the arts, especially the theater, movies and museums. Henry shared his love of the arts with his children and grandchildren from an early age many of whom are now carrying on that legacy.Henry loved spending time with family and especially fishing with his family and friends. Henry loved life and everyone who was privileged enough to have known him would agree.He was married to Gloria Morris Holocher, who pre-deceased him. He is survived by his 2 sons: Gary Holocher and his wife Lynn of Port Jervis, and Don Holocher of Matamoras, PA; 8 grandchildren: Jeremiah, Jessee Micah, and Joseph Manegold, Kimberly Holocher- Furletti, Christopher, Joshua, Abigail and Caleb Holocher; 5 great-grandsons: Nathan Holocher, Zackary Manegold, Noah Montanez, Riley and Spencer Furletti; and his long-time companion Doris Apicella. He was pre-deceased by his 2 sons, Edward Marc Holocher and Harry Allen Holocher. Memorial services will be held 4 PM , Thursday June 21, at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Pastor Tony Marinez will officiate. Interment will take place at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pike County Humane Society, P.O. Box 255, Milford, PA 18337. Arrangements are being provided by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com.

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