James Terence "J.T." Holt

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James Terrence Holt "J.T."
J.T. passed away peacefully with his wife of 44 years, Donna, at his side. He had received treatment for 4 months for a brain tumor. Raised in Bartlesville, OK,, J.T. was the son of James L. Holt, Rancher and Sheriff of Washington Co. Ok, and Martha Crawford Holt. He was precedeceased by his parents and sister, Dr. Mary Dee Holt. J.T. is survived by his wife, Donna J. Holt and his daughter, Allison Holt Ambrogi (Stefano), granddaughter Liana, 8, and grandson Oliver, 4, of London, England.
J.T. attended the University of Oklahoma and received his MBA from UCLA. Immediately after graduation he entered the army a 2nd Lt. and served as an instructor in the USA Engineer School at Ft. Belvoir, VA. after leaving the army as a Captain, J.T. followed his adventurous spirit by travelling around the world. He returned to begin a professional career analyzing military problems, especially those dealing with intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance as well as analysis of satellite and airborne systems, including unmanned air vehicles. He started work for the Center for Naval Analysis and then moved to CACI. He accepted employment with the U.S. government in the office of Management and Budget. He worked as a Budget Examiner in the National Security Division. He then moved to the Headquarters of the U.S. Air Force Studies and Analysis in the area of strategic defense and space. In 1994, he accepted a position in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, working in the Program of Analysis and Evaluation. Over 15 years he worked in three separate divisions including Tactical Air Forces, Strategic Defensive and Space and ISR Programs. J.T. was in his office at the Pentagon on 9/11. He retired in 2004. He followed local politics and was known for writing his opinions on various topics to local elected leaders. He was involved in his local community by serving over 30 years, mostly as treasurer for the local home owners association. J.T. enjoyed yard work, clearing brush from the woods and building a stone wall. He engaged in genealogical and family history and doing research on a variety of subjects including climate, DNA and plate tectonics. J.T., his wife and daughter enjoyed travel. after several trips to Europe they bought a home in Marbella, Spain in 1975. After their daughter moved to London, they made the city their second home. Wikipedia was his best online friend and he requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Wikipedia or Montgomery Hospice Society, 1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100,Rockville, MD 20850.
J.T. will be sorely missed by his loving family, a large group of friends and, also a community grateful for his service. Funeral Service will be held at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD, on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 1 PM. A celebration of J.T.'s life will be held immediately following services at the family home.
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Francis J. Collins Funeral Home, Inc.
500 University Blvd. West
Silver Spring, MD 20901
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Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Apr. 4 to May 4, 2014
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