Obituaries

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Frederick D. Holmes Sr., on December 16, 2020.

Frederick D. Holmes was born in Georgetown,  South Carolina on October 31, 1930.

Frederick attended and graduated Howard High School, and soon after he married his childhood sweetheart, Sarah A. Smalls.  Frederick and his bride migrated to New York City and began their creating a family.  Frederick and Sara’s union of marriage produced three sons, Anthony, Craig and Rodney. 

Shortly after creating a beautiful family life with Sarah, Frederick enlisted in the Army, and served his country with dignity and honor. Upon his Honorable Discharge Frederick began working for the United Parcel Service.  He would remain an esteemed employee of UPS for the next 35 five years of his life, until his retirement.

Frederick was known for his great wit and sense of humor.  Family and friends will always remember his life-long passion for his hometown team, the New York Giants.  Frederick was a New York Giants Super Fan, and loved to travel to attend their events.  Frederick had the honor of attending at least 10 Super-Bowl games, and he was even present in the stadium when his beloved New York Giants took the game and became Super-Bowl Champions.

Frederick was predeceased by his loving wife Sarah and son Frederick Jr.,     

Sisters Mary, Janie and Doris, and his Late brothers Frank Jr., and James.

  Frederick will be deeply missed by his five sisters, Tunisia, Joyce, Jannette, Veronica, and Alma. 

His memory will be left to cherish by his grandchildren Anthony Jr. Maurice, and Sarah, as well as his nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins.

Frederick will also leave a host of friends who will mourn his loss.

Gregory G. DeJohn
Licensed Funeral Director, Owner

Charles F. Each
Licensed Funeral Director, Manager

Brooke Lynn Pesola
Licensed Funeral Director

Matthew J. Pinto
Licensed Funeral Director

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