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Paul V. Holmes, 87 of Sunnyvale, CA passed away on Feb. 24, 2009. He was born on June 13, 1921 in Portsmouth, NH to Warren and Ida Holmes.

He most recently resided in Sunnyvale, CA, relocating from San Jose, CA. He married Bertha Holmes on August 7, 1945. His hobbies included, home maintenace, woodworking & old movies.

Paul served in the United States Navy on the USS Aulick DD569 during WWII and the USS Howard W. Gilmor during the Korean War until honorably discharged in 1951.

Paul worked as a Machinist in Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, NH, maintaining nuclear submarines. He retired in 1970.

He was predeceased by his loving wife, Bertha R. Holmes who passed away 1/11/09 after 63 years of marriage. He is survived by his son, Ross A. Holmes and daughter-in-law, Lillian of San Jose, CA; daughter, Marilyn H. Turner of Strafford, NH; five grandchildren, Brenda Holmes and Elayne Holmes, both of San Jose, CA; Mason Turner of Dallas, TX and Cory Turner of Aurora, CO; and Tricia Turner of Simsbury, CT; and four great-grandchildren.

Burial will be in Grass Valley, Ca at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2009 for family, followed by a 2:00 p.m. Memorial Service for family in the Chapel of the Angels Mortuary, 250 Race Street, Grass Valley, CA.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Mar. 26, 2009
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