Charles E. Holley

Born: Sun., Jan. 11, 1931
Died: Sun., May 26, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., May 30, 2019
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM, Fri., May 31, 2019
Location: Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Fri., May 31, 2019
Location: St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church

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Charles E. Holley, age 88, of Seltzer, PA passed away Sunday, May 26th, 2019 at his long time companion Rosemary's home in Pottsville.

Born in Minersville, PA on January 11, 1931, he was the son of the late John “Jack” and Mary (Pekarik) Holley.

Charlie was a graduate of Pottsville High School, Class of 1948. He first worked for Metropolitan Mirror in Frackville and then in maintenance for the Pottsville Area School District. He served in the U.S. Army on the Germany-Russia border from 1951 till 1954.

Charlie was a member of the St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Pottsville, a member of the Minersville American Legion, and the Seltzer Gun Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved raising pigeons.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Jean M. (Pilkus) Holley on March 7, 1998, a son Charles J. Holley, a sister Barbara Pilkus, and a great-grandson Corbin Kairitis.

Charlie is survived by a son John “Jeff” Holley and his wife Kathy, Mill Creek; a daughter Denise Frantz and Mike Frantz, Pottsville; twelve grandchildren: Brooke Rosenberger, his devoted caregiver, Theresa, Jarrod, Catherine, Hollyann, Ariel, Mary, Bryant, Charles, Caitlyn, Breanna, and Jason; 19 great-grandchildren; loving companion Rosemary Cairns, Pottsville; a daughter-in-law Susan Holley, Pottsville; two brothers: David Holley, Schuylkill Haven and Greg Holley, Harrisburg; a sister Valerie Starrett, Delaware; fur baby Maggie and nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville, PA. at 10AM on Friday, May 31st, .

Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing Thursday evening from 6-8PM and Friday morning from 8:30-9:30AM at Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home, 208 Pike St. Port Carbon.

Interment with Military Honors Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery Pottsville, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick's Church Memorial Fund, 319 Mahantongo Street Pottsville, PA 17901 or Hillside SPCA, P.O. Box 233, Pottsville PA 17901 or American Cancer Society, 16 North Fourth Street, Minersville, PA 17954 or American Diabetes Association, Wilkes-Barre PA Office, 65 E. Elizabeth Avenue Suite 502 Bethlehem, PA 18018.

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