More detail on this person: R. Thomas Holmes passed away peacefully on June 25, 2019. Born in Waterloo, New York on February 9, 1940. Tom was the son of the the late Dr. W. Raymond Holmes and Jeanne Warnock Holmes. He had resided in the Rochester area for fifty years. Tom was proud of the fact that he was an Eagle Scout. He graduated from Syracuse University, where he was on the rowing team, and received his degree in Business Administration. Following school, he served as a Lieutenant in the U. S. Army and flew Bell UH-1 ("Huey") helicopters. He served with the "Knights of the Air" in the 114th Aviation Company, based at Vinh Long Air Field in the Republic of South Vietnam, where he earned his Air Medal and 18 Oak Leaf Clusters for his service (over 200 aerial missions). He later worked for Eastman Kodak Company for almost thirty years. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his step-mother, Lorraine Parrish Holmes. He is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Mary Lou Denny (Andrews) Holmes; son and daughter-in-law, Scott A. and Karen Holmes of Ringoes, New Jersey; son, Steven T. Holmes of Macedon, New York; blended family daughter, Leslie Andrews and son, David Andrews; sister, Judith and "Bernie" Remas; sister, Beverly and Gilbert Jones; grandchildren, Kyle Holmes, Daniel Holmes, Megan Head (Sgt. Darius Head, Sr.), Dylan Holmes, Travis Holmes, and Thomas Andrews; and four great-grandchildren. A Military Memorial Service will be held at VFW Post 8594 at 300 Macedon Center Road, Fairport, New York 14450 from 2 pm to 4 pm on Sunday, July 14, 2019. The burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Waterloo, New York. In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer's Association are appreciated.
Burial information: Maple Grove Cemetery, Waterloo, NY
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