Edward J. Holmes, 91, formerly of Vandergrift, died Wednesday in RNC of Greater Pittsburgh, Greensburg. He was born on June 15, 1927 in New Brighton, the son of the late Clarence and Clara (Hampe) Holmes. Ed was retired from Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, where he worked as a Clerk/Supervisor for the PLCB. Surviving are his two sons, Edward P. (Anita) Holmes of Monessen, James S. (Gloria) Holmes of Monroeville; six grandchildren, Erin (Michael) Grabowski, Aimee (Chris) Castor, Bethany (Franklin) Lewis, Erica (Jeff) Jones, Scott (Genesis) Holmes, Daniel Holmes; seven great grandchildren; a brother, Robert Holmes of Vandergrift; two sisters, Inez Swartz of Belleville, IL, Jean Holmes of Vandergrift; and by nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Sophie (Mazurek) Holmes, and by two brothers, Bill and Kenny Holmes. Private Funeral Services will be held with Rev. Michael J. Crookston officiating followed by entombment in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home Inc. & Cremation Services, 441 Reed Ave. Monessen. Condolences accepted for the family at www.dalfonso-billick.com.
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