2012-10-17 / Obituaries

Craige G. Holm Needmore, 85

Craige Granniss Holm, 85, of Needmore, formerly of Damascus, Md., died Sunday, October 14, 2012, peacefully at his home with his family by his side.

He was born November 30, 1926, in Washington, D.C., the son of the late Joseph and Alva Holm.

In 1954 he married his loving wife, Willajean Wolf Holm, who survives him. He is also survived by his son, Joseph of Needmore; his daughter, Wendy and her husband Rex Akers Sr. of Needmore; his brother, Ted Holm and wife Bea of Williamsburg, Va.; his sister, Phyliss and her husband John of Midlothian, Va.; grandchildren: Daniel Akers, Shenan Moorman, Clayton Moorman and his wife Jennifer of Damascus, Md.; Marshall (Mickie) Holm of Winchester, Va.; and Krista Holm of Coinjock, N.C.; and six great-grandchildren: Craige, Kyle and Taylor Weaver and Kahlei, Kami and Joey Moorman; and several nieces and nephews and his beloved malamute, Bandit.

He was preceded in death by his oldest son, Jeri Lee Holm.

He was a graduate of American University in Washington D.C., with a degree in geology.

He was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi.

He worked for the Burea of Mines, the U.S. Park Police and also for the CIA as a foreign service agent and retired from the U.S. Department of the State after 35 years of service.

He served in the United States Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. He also served in the Korean and Vietnam wars.

He traveled extensively throughout the United States and overseas serving our country.

He and his wife enjoyed many wonderful trips with special friends Barney and Lou Strutton of Eden, N.C.

He was a lifelong member of the Masonic Order, Fraternal Order of Police, Chiefs of Police, American Legion-China Post #1 and the Lions Club in Miliani, Hawaii, and Damascus, Md.

He enjoyed geology trips and rock hunting with his children, reading, travel, collecting Hawaiian and country music records, Elton Britt was a personal friend and favorite musician. He had many antique cars and enjoyed attending car shows, auctions, sales and flea marketing, but, most of all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his everything.

A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, October 18, 2012, at 2 p.m., with a visitation from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 322 North Second Street, McConnellsburg, Pa., will be handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.kelso-corneliusfuneralhome.com.

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