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Frank Alyward HOLWAY

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HOLWAY, Frank Alyward

Age 91, of Jupiter, FL, passed away on January 7, 2013. Frank was pre-deceased by his loving wife of 61 years, Ruth (nee Cassidy) and his brothers, Edward and Frederick. Frank is survived by his children, Marcia A. Gleeson, San Rafael, CA; Bruce E. Holway (Sue Lawton), Longview, WA; Suzanne M. Holway (Stuart Cushman), Jupiter, FL; Sean F. Holway, Northfield, NJ; Mark C. Holway (Susan Campbell), Potomac Falls, VA; grandchildren, Amy M. Gleeson, Truckee, CA; Christopher L. Holway, Seattle, WA; Molly E. Holway, Longview, WA; great-grandchildren, Abigail M. Kylberg and Lucinda R. Kylberg, Truckee, CA; his loving sister, Doris G. Holway, Jupiter, FL; and several nephews and a niece. Born in Cambridge, MA, Frank grew up in Arlington, MA and graduated from Arlington High School. He graduated from the Wentworth Institute of Technology and later completed courses in Business Management at Harvard University. Frank proudly served in the U.S. Army with the 295th JASCO Company. He was a part of the Amphibious Assault Unit and served in Saipan. He gallantly participated in several invasion landings during World War II and was a true American hero. Frank's entire career immediately following the Army was spent in the interchemical printing ink industry at BASF Corporation, Inmont Division. Over the years the family resided in Reading, MA; Topsfield, MA; Madison, CT; Tustin, CA; and Berwyn, PA before retiring to Jupiter, FL in 1988. An avid sportsman, Frank played baseball, tennis, football, ice hockey, and golf. With great passion he never missed his sons high school and college games. During his retirement he served as an Auxillarian at Jupiter Medical Center. Frank was also past President of the Villas of Ocean Dunes Homeowners Association and can be thanked for many of the amenities the residents enjoy to this day. Frank was also one of the charter members at Cypress Links Golf Course in Jupiter where he and Ruth enjoyed golf and bridge. In recent years he shared a wonderful companionship with his cats Kylie and then Hunter, whom brought him endless joy and laughter. During the past year he and his sister had the pleasure of spending their time together, most recently at St. Joseph Assisted Living in Jupiter. He loved attending mass in the little chapel with Father Ray each morning and spending his time outdoors reading and relaxing. The family wishes to thank the many friends who touched his life and brought him joy. They would also like to thank the many Drs., especially Dr. Richard Goldberg, for the amazing care he received over the years. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Frank's memory to Smile Train (smiletrain.org, 800-932-9541) or St. Jude's Children's Hospital, charities he greatly cared about. A memorial service will be held at St. Patrick's Church, 13591 Prosperity Farms Rd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM.

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Published in The Palm Beach Post from Jan. 16 to Jan. 17, 2013
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