SIDNEY - Joseph L. Holly, age 95, of Sidney, died 2:20 p.m., Friday June 28, at Wilson Memorial Hospital.
He was born Nov. 5, 1917, in Miami County to John Westly and Gladys E. Ritter Holly, who preceded him in death. He married Leokadia Lilly Wolodzkowna Sept. 20, 1948, and she survives in Sidney.
Mr. Holly was a member of American Legion Post 217 and had worked for Sidney Tanning Co. and Dorothy Love Retirement Community. He was retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years of service and receiving a Bronze Star for armed combat against an armed enemy in the Pacific Theater during World War II and also fought in combat against the North Koreans.
Survivors include a son, Richard (Mary Lou) Holly, of Sidney, and a daughter, Barbara Ann (Warren) Felder, of Troy; one grandson, David Sullenberger, and two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Imogene Barlow, of North Carolina, and Joan Francis, of Piqua.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Sam Holly, Harold Holly and Vincent Holly; and four sisters, Mary Lovett, Katherine Gillmour, Helen Omlar and Shirley Smith.
Burial of cremated remains will be in Dayton National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Wilson Memorial Hospital Foundation or to Dorothy Love Retirement Community.
Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville, is handling arrangements.
Bayliff & Son Funeral Home
311 W Main St
Cridersville, OH 45806
Published in Sidney Daily News on June 30, 2013