Robert Holmes

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WILKES-BARRE — Robert Holmes, 86, of Wilkes Barre and formerly of Archbald, passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Timber Ridge Health Care Center, Wilkes Barre. He was the husband of Dolores (McDermott) Holmes. He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Lorraine Muskett.

Robert was born in Archbald on Sept. 7, 1927, a son of the late Marguerite (Quinn) and Rollin Holmes. He attended the University of Scranton and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a retired salesman for General Binding Corp.

Also surviving are sons, Paul, New York City; Mark, Waxahachie, Texas; and Dr. Brian, Greencastle, Pa.; stepson, David McDermott, Hudson; stepdaughters, Eileen Matrunich, Hudson; Sheila Nothoff, Harding; a sister, Joan Kearney, Archbald; several grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be 9 a.m. Monday from the Harrison Funeral Home, 374 N. Main St., Archbald, with Mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Archbald. Interment will be at St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery, Archbald. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison Funeral Home.

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Harrison Funeral Home - Archbald
374 S. Main Street  Archbald, PA 18403
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Published in Times Leader from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2014
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