SIDNEY - Joseph L. Holly, 95, of Sidney, died 2:20 p.m., Friday, June 28, 2013, 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 No. 217 and had worked for Sidney Tanning Company and Dorothy Love Retirement Community. He was retired from the U. S. Army after 22 years of service and received 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; a daughter, Barbara Ann (Warren) Felder of Troy; one grandson, David Sullenberger; two great grandchildren; and two sisters, Imogene Barlow of North Carolina and Joan Francis of Piqua, Ohio.
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.