William Holmes

October 22, 1939
- May 16, 2009

JAMESTOWN - William Holmes, 69, of 431 Allen St., Jamestown, died at 8:25 a.m. Saturday (May 16, 2009) in Heritage Park Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center.

He was born Oct. 22, 1939, in Hackensack, N.J., the son of the late Roderick and Gertrude Embreckson Holmes.

William was a graduate of Grahamsville High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1963 to 1965. Prior to retirement he had been employed by Chautauqua Hardware.

William enjoyed collecting Hot Wheel Match Box Cars, making belt buckles from solid brass and was an avid Yankees and Buffalo Bills fan.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Jean Hoover Holmes, whom he married April 30, 1963, in Napanoch, N.Y.; a brother, James Henry Holmes of White Lake, N.Y.; two sisters, Dottie Brown of Milo, Maine and Janet Haiss of Woodbourne, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by three sisters, Elizabeth North, Donna Roosa and Evelyn McKern; and two brothers, Roderick Holmes Jr. and Frederick Holmes.

No funeral service or visitation will be observed.


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