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John Edward Holst

AGE: 69 • Middletown

John Edward Holst, 69, of Middletown, died on February 16, 2017 at his home. He was born in Brooklyn, NY to the late Harry and Rhoda (nee Daley) Holst. John honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. John retired as Department of Security Supervisor for the New York Transit Authority. John enjoyed spending time by the water and fishing.

A longtime Friend of Bill W.'s, 'Glad John' will be deeply missed at the Loft in Sea Bright, where he was an active member for over 28 years.

Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, John E. and Lisa Holst of Niskayuna, NY; his son, Richard B. Holst of Larchmont, NY; his daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Antonio Diaz-Albertini of Port Chester, NY; his former wife and mother of his children, Patricia Barker of Middletown, NJ; his three granddaughters, Lily, Alessandra, and Joanna; his sister, Mary Hofmann; his brother, Edward Holst; and his sister, Anne Donahue.

John was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Holst, and his sister, Sr. Virginia Holst of the Sisters of Mercy.

Visitation will be held Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 2-6 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for during the visitation at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in John's name to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

For more information, to send condolences or for directions, please visit www.pflegerfh.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 18, 2017
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