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Joseph J. Holmes

August 26, 1947 ~ March 29, 2020 (age 72)

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Joseph J. Holmes, 72, of Sugarloaf, passed away Sunday Morning, March 29, 2020 at his home in Sugarloaf, following a an illness of the last several months.

Born in Scranton, PA, August 26, 1947, he was the son of the late John Joseph Holmes and Anne (Kehoe) Holmes, Satellite Beach, FL. He spent the past 42 years in Sugarloaf, after moving from Dover, Delaware due to a transfer with IBM.

Joseph was a Customer Engineer for IBM. He was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War, where he attained the rank of Sergeant and received many ribbons and medals, including two Bronze Stars. He was a Past Commander of Valley Vets, VFW Post #8161, Conyngham, and the American Legion. He was a member of St. John Bosco RC Church, Sugarloaf. He was also a member of the Owls Club and Pulaski Club. He enjoyed playing golf and fishing and spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, of the past 48 years, the former Kathleen Werner; a son Shane Holmes, Norristown; two sisters Judith Quinlan and her husband Robert, Jefferson Township; and Patricia Rogers and her husband Richard, Satellite Beach, FL; and several nieces and nephews.

A visitation, Memorial Mass of Christian Burial, and interment will be held at a later date, when Coronavirus restrictions have been lifted. Memorial donations can be made to Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors at

Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (East) 669 W. Butler Drive is assiting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at

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