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George I. Holmes

AGE: 83 • Wilmington, DE

George I. Holmes died August 2, 2016 from pancreatic cancer at the age of 83. He is survived by his wife, Trude Holmes, to whom he was married for over sixty years. George graduated from Pierre DuPont High School and Goldie Beacom School of Business. He excelled athletically at all sports and signed a professional contract with the Philadelphia Phillies at the age of 18. He served in the United States Army for three years during the Korean Conflict. He was stationed in Stuttgart, Germany (Special Troops 7th army) where he met the love of his life, Trude Stahl, his reason for being. He played football for the army and received several offers from colleges which he declined because he was newly married. George was employed by Gerber Products for over thirty years as a Philadelphia district sales manager. This was a natural occupation for George as he never met a stranger. George wanted to acknowledge his many friends and good neighbors, with a special acknowledgment to Art Pleasanton. Also, thanks for the kindness and compassionate care given by Delaware Hospice and at the St. Frances Hospice Unit. Funeral arrangements are by McCrery & Harra Funeral Home on Concord Pike. A visitation on Monday, August 8, will be from 10:00-11:00 AM followed by a service at 11:00. Burial will be private at Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations to , P.O. Box 1000, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

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Published in The News Journal from Aug. 4 to Aug. 6, 2016
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