Age 87, of McKeesport, on Friday, February 23, 2018, in Kane Regional Center. Born October 28, 1930, in McKeesport, son of the late Clarence and Sadie Staley Holmes. Preceded in death by his son, Thomas C. Holmes. He was a member and associate minster of Zion Baptist Church and a former pastor of Morningstar Baptist Church in Scottdale. He served in the US Air Force and on the McKeesport Police Department for 24 years as a patrolman, detective, Public Housing Patrol, Commander, and Assistant Chief of Police. His affiliations included: the Pittsburgh Baptist Ministers Conference, American Legion Post #666, Booker T. Washington Lodge #218, I.B.P.O.E.W., F.B.I. National Associates Organization, the Allegheny County Police Chiefs Association, the Allegheny County F.O.P., Lodge #91, the McKeesport O.I.C., and Mon Yough Human Services, Inc. boards. Survivors include his wife, Betty A. Holmes of McKeesport; children, Ritchie A. Holmes of McKeesport, Petrie C. Holmes of Pittsburgh, and Vance C. Holmes of Minneapolis, MN; stepson, George Clark of Virginia Beach, VA; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many loving friends. Friends will be received Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. in Zion Baptist Church, 1300 Locust Street, McKeesport, PA, where services will be held on Thursday at 11 am. Interment will follow in the McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery, McKeesport. Arrangements entrusted to the ROBERT A. WATERS FUNERAL HOME, INC., McKeesport.
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PostedFebruary 27, 2018