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William S. Holland

HANOVER William S. "Bill" Holland was born April 19, 1926, in Shamokin. Bill attended St. Edward's Catholic School from the 1st grade through High School and then received a B.A. Degree from St. Mary's Seminary and University. After receiving his B.A., Bill served in the Army and was discharged with the Rank of Sergeant. After being discharged, he was employed as a Civil Servant at Fort George G. Meade, Md., with the title of Supervisory Inventory Management Specialist. He retired after 46 years of service. During this time Bill received many awards. Among them were 18 Awards of Exceptional Performance and two Superior Civil Service Awards. Bill was a member of The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Assn. (NARFE) and was a member of the Army (AUSA) until 1951. He volunteered several years for the Meals on Wheels of Carroll County, Md. Bill is survived by his three siblings, James R. Holland of Shamokin, John F. Holland of Elysburg, and Ann M. Slodysko and her husband, Andrew of Shamokin; two nieces, Mary Ann Randall, her husband, George, and their children, Elise and Jillian, and Jacquelyn Basso, her husband, Thomas, and their daughter, Cara Marie; and a nephew, Christopher Holland, his wife, Shannon, and their children, Michael, Timothy, and Riley Anne. Bill is also survived by Martin and Carolyn Rock; Marc and Debbie Rock and their children, Ryan Patrick and Meghan Elizabeth; Anne (Rock) and R. Curtis Jester and their children, Margaret Anne (Maggie) and Brian Curtis; and longtime friends, Bertha (Rock) Richards, Jean (Rock) Vinciguerra, Jean's daughter, Gina, and grandchildren, Sara, Justin, Nicholas, and Vincent. A viewing will be held at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at St. Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church, 2930 Hanover Pike, Manchester, MD 21102. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Bartholomew Religious Education Program, Parish Center, 3071 Park Ave., Box 448, Manchester, MD 21102; or to Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Catholic School, 2001 Clinton Ave., Coal Township, PA 17866. The Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick St., Hanover, has been entrusted by the family with the funeral arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.kenworthyfh.com

Published in Evening Sun on Jan. 26, 2014
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