A memorial service for Robert Grey Holmes, 93, will be held on Saturday, January 11th, 2014 at 4:00PM at the Presbyterian Church of Palatine, 800 E. Palatine Road, Palatine. Interment will be private. Reception after the service at the Holmes' home.
Bob was born on October 10, 1920 in Mt. Lebanon, PA the son of the late Robert Alva and Sarah (nee Grey) Holmes and passed away at his home on Sunday, January 5th, 2014. Bob graduated in 1946 from Grove City College in Grove City, PA. During his senior year Bob was called to serve in the U.S. Army during WWII in the South Pacific. Following his discharge from the service, Bob began his career in sales working for American Standard Corporation where he remained for forty years until the time of his retirement. Bob was an avid member of the Anglers' Club of Chicago and Trout Unlimited. Beloved husband of 66 years of Martha (nee Angloch) Holmes; loving father of Jennifer Colver, Barbara (Gregory) Gobel and Nancy (David) Benjamin; grandfather of Christopher Colver, Michelle (Colin) Shaw, Bradley Colver, Megan Gobel, Kathryn (Lucas) Buchler, Morgan Benjamin and Brooke Benjamin; great grandfather of Madeleine Colver. Arrangements completed by Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, Palatine.
(obituary from legacy.com.)