Wil­liam F. (Bill) Holmes

Oc­to­ber 14, 1930 - Oc­to­ber 17, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle - - LIFE TRIBUTES -

Bill Holmes of Fre­mont, CA, died af­ter a short but dev­as­tat­ing bout with can­cer.

Bill was mar­ried to the love of his life, Jean Holmes, for nearly 65 years. He was the fa­ther of Rick Holmes (Su­san), Chris Holmes, and Shawna Holmes (David Smith), and grand­fa­ther of Ian, Amanda (de­ceased) and Gar­rett Holmes, and Avery Smith. His ex­tended fam­ily in­cludes sis­ters Joy Maguire and Melissa Sny­der, sis­terin-law Judy Van Gei­son and five nieces.

Bill was born and raised in San Fran­cisco, son of Wil­liam F. and Jeanne A. Holmes (both de­ceased), at­tended Low­ell High School and Cal, and was a mem­ber of Sigma Al­pha Ep­silon fra­ter­nity. He was elected Per­ma­nent Class Pres­i­dent of the Class of ‘52 and was help­ing plan their 65th Re­union at the time of his death.

Af­ter Cal, Bill served in the army and later joined his fa­ther in the Wm. F. Holmes Co. He ul­ti­mately took over the fam­ily busi­ness, en­joyed work­ing with his sons, and was ac­tively en­gaged right up to the end of his life.

A Cel­e­bra­tion of Life will be held in Fre­mont on Sun­day, Novem­ber 19 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM at Niles Dis­cov­ery Church, 36600 Niles Blvd, Fre­mont, CA 94536. In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily would like Bill to be re­mem­bered through con­tri­bu­tions to the LIFE ElderCare Pro­gram in Fre­mont: https://lifeelder­care. org/do­nate/

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