Alice Clare Cybuch Holmes

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Alice Clare (née Ginley) Cybuch Holmes, 94, beloved mother, wife, sister, aunt, and friend passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018.

She was born in Sugar Notch, on Oct. 6, 1923, to the late Thomas J. and Bridget (née McManamon) Ginley.

She spent her childhood in Sugar Notch growing up as one of 12 children. She graduated valedictorian of Sugar Notch High School in 1940. She worked at Greenwood's Grocery Store in Sugar Notch before attending the Pennsylvania State University and Williamsport Technical School for mechanical drafting. She worked for the Navy Department as an inspector in Baltimore, Md. and after World War II, she worked as operator and later a supervisor at Bell Telephone. On Nov. 23, 1950, she married Joseph John Cybuch and moved to Harrisburg, and later Middletown, where in July 1952, she took on her most treasured role as a mother to her beloved son, Charles Joseph. After many happy years of marriage, she lost the love of her life in May 1970 after a lengthy illness. In the period following her husband's death, she devoted much of her life to taking care of her mother during a prolonged illness.

She reconnected with and later married James R. Holmes on Dec. 28, 1983. She moved to Philadelphia, and during this time, they traveled the world. After the loss of James in 1995, Alice returned to Sugar Notch and until her unexpected passing, was an example of how to live, how to care, and how to love to everyone who knew her. Alice loved to travel, listen to music, spend time with her extended family, read and write poetry, and never missed a party! She was a longtime member of the former St. Charles Borromeo Church and then Holy Family Church in Sugar Notch.

Preceding her in death were brothers, Michael (Eleanor) Ginley, Thomas Ginley, Daniel (Marion) Ginley, and Eugene Ginley; sisters, Mary (Joseph) Greiner, Elinor (Jack) Kearns, Margaret (Benjamin) Solomon, Theresa Ginley, and Ruth (Daniel) Wilverding; sister-in law, Joan Ginley; brother-in-law, Harry Meade; several nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her son, Charles Cybuch; brother, John Ginley; sister, Rose Meade; sister-in-law, Janice Ginley; sister-in-law, Marion Cybuch; longtime companion, Joseph McKeown and his son, Thomas; many nieces and nephews of several generations; her loving pets, Whisper and Pixie.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Holy Family Church, 828 Main St., Sugar Notch, with the Rev. Joseph Kakareka officiating. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the church on Saturday. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Twp.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the King's College Presidential Hope Fund, Blue Chip Animal Farm, or Holy Family Roman Catholic Church.
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Published in Citizens' Voice from Feb. 12 to Feb. 14, 2018