Joseph Delaney Holmes Jr.
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Joseph Delaney Holmes, Jr.

Our dear father, grandfather, brother and uncle passed away in December 2013. Born in Seattle, Joe attended Seattle Prep High School and excelled as a student athlete. Following graduation from Seattle Prep, he joined the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity while at the University of Washington and received his undergraduate and law degrees from the university.

After serving in the U.S. Air Force, Joe started his career as an attorney for the Internal Revenue Service in San Francisco. Returning to his home town, he enjoyed a long career practicing tax and real estate law at the Seattle firm of Karr Tuttle Campbell, where he was a partner until retiring in 1997.

Joe and his wife Eleanor raised five children during their 25-year marriage. He later married Karen King and they enjoyed years of travel and outdoor activities together, until her death in 2012. Joe cherished his lifelong friendships and enjoyed hobbies such as reading, sports, investing, and art.

Joe is survived by his children Gail Holmes, Lynn Holmes, Jeanine Holmes, Anne Holmes, and Joseph Holmes III (Carrie); his grandchildren Maxwell Fuangaromya, Victoria Fuangaromya, Sarah Newhall, Jack Holmes, Molly Holmes Jacobs, and Benjamin Holmes. Joe is also survived by his brother Michael and sisters Mary Henderson and Monica Hoff.

A memorial service for Joe will be held Thursday, January 9, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Parish (732 18th Avenue East, Seattle, Washington 98112) with a reception following. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Husky Promise in the name of Joseph Holmes Jr.

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Published in The Seattle Times from Jan. 4 to Jan. 8, 2014.
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December 29, 2014
Time may pass but the pain never ceases. I am so sorry for your loss. May the Most High God comfort you as you continue to mourn the loss of your loved one. (Psalm 83:18)
January 13, 2014
"Our thoughts and prayers to the family. We miss him and Karen so. our lives are so much better having known them" Cathy and Mike Morrow
January 9, 2014
Dear Mary, Monica and Members of the Holmes Family,
We Sisters send each of you our supportive prayers as Joe enters his eternal happiness. May his new life in God's Presence bring great peace to you all. May you experience his nearness often.
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary
January 8, 2014
The many years that Joe was not only a good friend of mine but represented me in the business world was truly a special time of my life Lloyd Powell
January 7, 2014
May peace be with you Joe and your family.
Helen Makelki
Los Palmares
Helen Makelki
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