Harold "Jack" Holly (1927 - 2017)

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Harold "Jack" Holly, 90, passed away peacefully on Aug. 25, 2017, with his family by his side. Jack was born on Feb 17, 1927, in Fort Worth, Texas, then moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where he went to college, and then to Santa Barbara, Calif., where he met his true love, Jean. They were married on May 26, 1959.
Jack chased his dream of moving to Alaska in October 1967, where he worked as the bar manager at the Captain Cook hotel, Crow's Nest bar, until his retirement in the late '80s. There, he met several lifetime friends and enjoyed entertaining his friends and guests with his wonderful sense of humor. He also had the pleasure of meeting several celebrities who visited the hotel. In 1971, he was honored to work a reception for President Nixon and Japanese Emperor Hirohito while they were in Alaska. This marked the first time a Japanese monarch set foot on other soil than Japan's. Jack also served in the military during World War II and was awarded an Honorable Discharge on Nov. 20, 1946.
Jack is survived by his wife, Jean, of 58 years; his daughters, Lynn Evers and Susie Holly; along with five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. He is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Harland, Robert and Homer; his son, Brian Holly; and son-in-law, Tracy Evers.
The Holly family thanks those who comforted him in his final days.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. at Fort Richardson National Cemetery. Please meet at the main gate of Ft. Richardson off the Glenn Highway at 1 p.m. to join the procession to the cemetery.
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Sept. 1, 2017
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