George H. Holmes
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Atlantic Beach, FL (formerly of Des Moines, IA)
Holmes, Dr. George H., 84 years old, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2014 in Atlantic Beach, Florida. He was preceded in death by his father George, mother Grace, Sonya (Sunny) Holmes, brother, Richard Holmes and grandaughter, Rachael Reese. He is survived by loving wife, Lorie Holmes, sons Paul (Marilyn) Holmes and Christopher (Marti) Holmes, daughters, Judith Rapoport, Mia Rapoport, Michelle Uhden and Sara Strouts, brother, Robert (Carol) Holmes of Central City, IA, sister, Melanie (Joe) Griffith of Cedar Falls, IA, sister-in-law, Vi Holmes of Waterloo, IA. Also surviving are ten grandchildren, Courtney Holmes, Shelbey Holmes, Adam Holmes, Joshua Holmes, Jeremie (Anne) Hoffmann, Hayden Rosenfeld, Aaron Klein, Zachary Strouts, Richie (Emily)Reese, Jack Strouts, and an abundance of friends.
George grew up in Cedar Falls, IA where he graduated college and continued on to medical school at the University of Iowa. He completed his internship at Broadlawns Polk County Hospital in Des Moines and then his fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He received his MS in Radiology at the University of Minnesota. George was a captain in the USAF in Little Rock, Arkansas from 1957 to 1959, and subsequently had a long career in the practice of radiology. In 1965 he went into private practice (Radiology. P.C.) in Des Moines, Iowa, practicing there until he retired in 1992. He was very passionate about his work and had a great love of his patients.
George loved the water and spent many years on his boat. He often had a fishing pole in the water when he wasn't golfing, gardening or working with his hands. His passion for photography continued after retirement as he was always with camera in hand. To all who knew him he will forever be remembered as a quiet and gentle soul, ever so kind, decent and loving. He genuinely cared for each person he knew, and in return, was so very loved by all. He will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the
or Community Hospice in Jacksonville.
Published in Des Moines Register on Mar. 30, 2014