William J. Holloway, M.D., age 80, died March 5, 2006.
Dr. Holloway was born December 28, 1925 in Baltimore, MD, to Fred and Winifred Jackson Holloway. He was a graduate of Western Maryland College and the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1948. After serving an internship at the Delaware Hospital (now Wilmington Hospital), Dr. Holloway served as a captain in the US Army Medical Corps in Korea during the war from 1952-1954. In 1954, he began his long-term practice in internal medicine, where he became a specialist in infectious diseases. Among his professional activities, Dr. Holloway was the founder and director of the infectious disease laboratory of Christiana Care Health Services, where he was also a senior attending physician. He was also the principal investigator of research studies for the HIV Community Program for Christiana Care. Among his numerous professional memberships, Dr. Holloway was a member of the American College of Physicians, where he was a master and governor for the State of Delaware from 1988-1992. He was a fellow in the Infectious Disease Society of America and in the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh, Scotland). He was past president of the Delaware Academy of Medicine, the State Board of Medical Examiners, and the Delaware Lung Association. Dr. Holloway was a long-term member of the editorial board of the Delaware Medical Journal. He was also the author of more than 200 publications, mostly relating to his research on diseases such as pneumonia, cancer and HIV-AIDS. He was well known to experts in the field nationwide for his research and for his annual Infectious Disease Symposium, which he initiated in 1963 and continues to this day. He traveled extensively worldwide, presenting the results of his research. He was a willing mentor to many young physicians specializing in infectious disease, and was well liked by medical staff and patients for his easy-going bedside manner. In his limited free time, he enjoyed international travel, classical music and poetry, especially that of Emily Dickinson.
Dr. Holloway was predeceased by his parents; and his brother, Fred G. Holloway Jr. He is survived by his wife, Nita; his sons, William J. Jr. "Jack", and his wife, Maryann, of Wilmington, and Philip, and his wife, Kathy, of Harleysville, PA; daughters, Gail Hradek, and her husband, Art, of Glen Ellyn, IL, Carol Peoples, and her husband, Joe, of Wilmington, Susan Holloway, and her fiancé, Tom Sarnese, of Collingswood, NJ, and Judy Hanus, and her husband, Tom, of Hockessin; his first wife, Martha Holloway, of Wilmington; and 18 grandchildren, Michael, Lauren, Andrea, Amanda, Richard, Kristin, Adrienne, Andrew, Emily, Brooke, Evan, Hilary, Jonathan, Rebecca, William, Corey, Veronica and John.
A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at 10 am on Saturday, March 11, at Grace United Methodist Church, 900 Washington St, Wilmington. Burial will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Sunday Breakfast Mission, 1110 N. Poplar St., Wilmington, DE 19801; or to Heartland Hospice, 261 Chapman Rd., Newark 19702.
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