John E. Holec, 96, of 58 Linwood Ave., Bradford, passed away Sunday (July 1, 2012) at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.
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Born Sept. 19, 1915, in Newark, N.J., he was a son of the late Andrew and Tessi Ferina Holec. On July 26, 1942, at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Wilcox, he married Marie T. Elinski Holec, who died on Sept. 12, 2002.
Mr. Holec attended schools in Ludlow. He had worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps for five years, then for Buffalo Bolts and later for Dresser Manufacturing as a machinist, retiring in 1980 after 30 years of service.
He was a member of the Senior Center and also a member of the Senior Center Band where he played the harmonica.
Surviving is a daughter, Dianne Donohoe of Bradford; four grandchildren, Blake Donohoe, Fran Blevens and twins Sherry Byland and Larry Donohoe; four great-grandchildren, Larry Butler, Michael Butler, Blake Donohoe and Cortney Donohoe; two great-great-grandchildren, Maci and Dawson; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a son, John E. "Sonney" Holec, who died March 9, 2003, six brothers and four sisters.
At the family's request there will be no public visitation. Friends will be invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at a later date and time to be announced. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to Bradford Area Senior Center or
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from July 3 to July 9, 2012