Holehan, John M. TROY John M. Holehan, 75 of Troy, passed into eternal rest on June 21, 2021, in the comfort of his daughter and son-in-law's home, surrounded by the family who loved him. He was born in Ilion, N.Y. and was the son of the late John and Bernadette Nichols-Holehan. John was also predeceased by his wife Regina Waters-Holehan. John received an A.A.S in civil technology from Mohawk Valley Community College and a B.S. in urban planning/community and human services from SUNY Empire State College. He also served three years in the Peace Corps as a construction advisor in Iran. John was employed by the City of Troy, from which he retired as the commissioner of planning in 1991, before opening his own successful business endeavor in River Street Planning. John is survived by his first wife, Fati Holehan; his children, Leila (Stephen) Jabour and Jamshid (Nicole) Holehan; four grandchildren, Sophia Jabour, Rocco Jabour, Shea Holehan, and Finn Holehan; numerous nieces and nephews, as well as Regina's children, David (Amber) Waters, Justin (Andrea) Waters and their children, Austin Waters and Alexandria Waters. He was predeceased by his sisters, Carol Holehan and Suzanne Murphy; and his brothers, Peter Holehan and David Holehan. John is also survived by his brothers, Paul (Lorraine) Holehan and Thomas (Richard Phenegar) Holehan; brother-in-law Michael (Amy) Murphy; and sisters, Sheila Jayakumar, Sharon Delia, and Mary (Charles) Barr. John was a tremendous sports fan and closely followed the Detroit Tigers, New York Giants, Syracuse Orangemen, Chelsea Football Club, as well as any teams on which his children and grandchildren competed. He was fanatical about cooking (especially with Regina) and, most importantly, he loved his family above all else. To that end, John was known for hosting weekly family dinners, many years of family Christmas parties, and was a fixture at the annual Holehan Family Picnic. He was deeply loved by his large extended family and will be greatly missed. The funeral service for John will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. at The Wm. Leahy Funeral Home, 336 Third St., Troy. Relatives and friends are invited to attend and may call at the funeral home Monday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor may be made to the Peace Corps Municipal Development Fund.
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Published by Albany Times Union on Jun. 26, 2021.