• Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home
    Hampton, VA
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John Richard Holsinger 1946 - 2013
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Monday, May 06, 2013
I met John when I started at Wyle Labs in 1997. I worked with him on a few projects while there. I met up with him later, having the honor and pleasure of working side by side with him as a fellow instrumentation technician at NASA's National Transonic Facility for several years. He was a very intelligent man with plenty of life's experiences, and always willing to pass his experiences and expertise to anybody wanting it. I learned a lot from him, and what I've learned from him helps me to this day. I am sorry to hear of the loss of this fine man, mentor, colleague and friend. My sympathy goes out to his family and Mary Lee. Of my friend, Thank you John for imparting upon me your knowledge, expertise, the fine horseradish sauces, assistance when I needed it, the humor when I wanted it, and the unconditional friendship over the years. I will surely miss you my old friend...

Mongrol
Saturday, May 04, 2013
I was sadden to read of John's passing. I have known John since 1964 but hadn't seen him for many years. He dated back in 1964 and eventually married a friend of mine, Charlotte Campbell. My deepest sympathies to his parents and family. He was also a friend of my brother, Kent Stevens, whom I told, since Kent now lives in Clearwater, FL. He, too, was saddened to hear of his passing. RIP old friend.
Friday, May 03, 2013
It was a pleasure to know and work with John at Wyle. I am sure he will be missed by many. He was a great guy. My thoughts and prayers for the family.
Friday, May 03, 2013
So sorry for your family paul Kevin Baines,employee with you at poquoson motors.
Friday, May 03, 2013
My sympathy and condolences to the whole family. My prayers are with you all. Mary know you're always in my prayers.

Love Cathy
Friday, May 03, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers go out to John's family and friends. I first met John when I relocated to Hampton after retiring from the Air Force. John immediately made me and my wife feel welcome as new members of American Legion Post 25 in Newport News. As I became more active in the legion, John was a big help to me and helped me learn a lot about legion programs and all the little things associated with our local post. I am proud to count him as a friend and fellow comrade in arms. RIP John and may God bless.
Friday, May 03, 2013
Rest In Peace, Brother.

Rangers Lead The Way.
Friday, May 03, 2013
John is the reason why I do what I do and who I am today. He took me under his wing when I first joined the American Legion in 2000. While away from home, the American Legion members became my family. I left Virginia in 2004 and John has texted me EVERY weekend since then. He confided in me with his Army experiences and was always my biggest fan. I am deeply saddened by his passing. I miss him and will cherish our memories forever. RIP Soldier, we have the watch now. Love you muchly, Munchkin
Friday, May 03, 2013
RIP my freind you will be missed
Friday, May 03, 2013
Rest In Peace, Brother. Rangers Lead The Way.
Friday, May 03, 2013
John and I have been friends many years and active in Post 25 functions particularly Veterans Day and Memorial Day. An all day event we enjoyed and I always brought the Doughnuts! After retiring and moving to the mountains I would always get a text or phone call on those days asking where the doughnuts were! He was very proud of his service in Vietnam as an Army Ranger and a good friend. I will miss him, Rest in Peace my Brother.
Friday, May 03, 2013
I am so sorry for youe loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I will miss his expertise and sense of humor.
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