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Thursday, July 19, 2012

 

JOHN E. HOLLEY, OTISVILLE, NEW YORK

John E. Holley, of Otisville, N.Y. passed away Tuesday July 17, 2012 at St. Teresa's Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility, Middletown, NY. He was born on August 25, 1927, the son of Henry Easton Holley and Ethel Byron Holley. John was born and matured in Otisville, N.Y., graduated from Otisville High School and Orange County Community College; he was a businessman in Otisville, and later was an employee of IBM in Poughkeepsie for a number of years until he retired. In his later years he was an active 50 year member of American Legion Post 1079, faithfully placing flags on Veterans graves for Memorial Day. He was an active member of the Middletown Elks Lodge, B.P.O.E., Post 1097, assisting in conducting the Bingo games each Friday evening. He was an active member of Mt. Hope and Otisville Senior Citizens and a loyal and reverent attendant at the Holy Name R.C. Church in Otisville. John enlisted and served in the United States Navy during World War, II and was honorably discharged. He was formerly a member of the New York State Guard; a member of the Otisville Boy Scouts, achieving a standing as Life Scout, and a member of the Otisville Boy Scout Marching Band; a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Post 1079, the Otisville Lions Club Port Jervis Lodge of Elks, later transferring to the Middletown Elks Lodge, and the Otisville Fire Department where he was an active officer and member for a number of years. John is survived by two sons, Reverend Kevin Holley and his wife Juanita of Warrenville, Illinois, and Brian Holley and his wife Cathy of Wappinger Falls, NY; two granddaughters, Kimberly Parvin and her husband Kayvan and Stephanie Holley, one great grandchild, Leila Parvin. John is also survived by two brothers, Henry John Holley and his wife Sherrill of Port Jervis and Thomas Horton Holley and his wife Mary Francis of Omaha, Nebraska. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and grand nieces and nephews. Friends may call Sunday July 22, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. The vigil wake service will be held Sunday afternoon a the funeral home with Msgr. Peter Tran Van Phat officiating. American Legion Post 1079 will conduct services at 7 PM, Sunday, and Elks services will be held at 7:30 PM. Prayers will be offered Monday July 23, at 10 AM at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM at Holy Name R.C. Church, Otisville. Rev. Msgr. Peter Tran Van Phat will be the celebrant. Interment will follow at Holy Name Cemetery, Otisville. John leaves us evidencing a life of sound character and honesty, a loyal and faithful observer during his life of the tenets of the Scouts from Trustworthy thru all to Reverent. He was an example of a life on earth to be admired and encouraged by all to emulate. His family and friends knew him as a gentleman, and a loving son, father, and grandfather, brother and neighbor. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 419 East Main Street, Suite 307 B, Middletown, N.Y. 10940. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 East 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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