SIDNEY - Joseph Holder Jr., 89, of 201 Vandemark Road, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at 8:25 a.m. at Wilson Memorial Hospital.
He was born on March 4, 1924, in Sidney, the son of the late Joseph and Lula (Brown) Holder Sr. On April 21, 1946, he married Marion Julia Shortt, who preceded him in death on Oct. 25, 1998.
He is survived by one son, Gerald Holder and his wife Georgia, of West Hempstead, N.Y.; one daughter, Janet (Holder) Mondello, of of Falls Church, Va.; one granddaughter, Mrs. Thomas (Kristen ) Demundo; one great-grandson, James Thanasi Demundo two stepsisters, Frederica Staley and Virginia McMillen; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one son, Thomas; one brother, Billie J. Holder; and two sisters, Bette Smith and Dorothy Brumbaugh.
Mr. Holder retired after 39 years of service with the 250 Park Ave. Corp. in New York City where he was a maintenance engineer. Joseph was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the Sidney American Legion Post 217.
A celebration of Joseph's life will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the Cromes Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe F. Pumphrey officiating. Sidney American Legion Post 217 will hold a memorial service at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggest that memorials may be made to Wilson Hospice Care in memory of Joseph Holder. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Holder family at Cromes Funeral Home's website, www.cromesfh.com.
Published in Sidney Daily News on Mar. 27, 2013