Lloyd J. Holden, 74, of 3080 Route 646, Rew, passed away Sunday (Jan. 20, 2013) at the Bradford Regional Medical Center, after a courageous battle with numerous health problems.
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Born Dec. 23, 1938, in Cyclone, he was a son of the late Ralph R. and Lena Bush Holden. He attended Bradford High School.
On Feb. 20, 1960, in Bradford, he married Myrna A. Smead Holden, who died on Feb. 25, 2010.
He worked as a construction worker for Laborers Union Local # 603. He worked to build the Kinzua Dam and the U.S. Route 219 Bradford Bypass. Prior to his retirement he worked at Interstate Amiesite.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. He especially enjoyed his hunting trips with his friends and family to Colorado, Maine and Ohio. He was also an avid NASCAR fan and football fan.
Surviving are one daughter, Tama (Richard) Fitzsimmons of Cyclone; one son, Lloyd C. Holden of Gifford; one-daughter-in-law, Rhonda Holden of Cyclone; two sisters, Nancy (Dan) Holden-Schuster of Cyclone and Carol Burgess of Bradford; three granddaughters, Buffy (Yuri) Merrick, Heather (Terry) Carlson and Mercedes Holden; four grandsons, Aaron (Heather) Fitzsimmons, Matthew (Katie) Fitzsimmons, Clayton Holden and Parker Holden; two great-granddaughters, Vanessa Merrick and Natasha Merrick; and one great-grandson, Owen Fitzsimmons.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; three brothers, Arthur Holden, Clayton Holden and Howard Holden; and one sister, Esther Holden.
Family will be receiving friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 33 South Ave., where funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church, officiating.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to American Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852; or the
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Jan. 22 to Jan. 28, 2013