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Friday March 4th, 2022
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Richard L. Holden, Sr.

Richard L. Holden Sr.,

Monday, February 28, 2022                    


Richard L. Holden, Sr., 81, of South Abington Twp., died on Monday in Allied Services Hospice Center.  He was the husband of Patricia (Craven) Holden to whom he was married for 60 years. 

Born February 13, 1941 in Scranton, he was the son of the late Robert and Elizabeth (Miles) Holden, Sr.

Richard was a 1958 graduate of West Scranton High School and worked as the Manager of the Printing and Mailing Center at Marywood University. He was a 40 year member of the Professional Bowling Association and a member of the USBC Anthracite Valley Hall of Fame.

Surviving in addition to his loving wife is one son: Richard L. Holden Jr. and wife Lisa, of Ashburn VA; one daughter: Bonita Russell and husband Roy of Dalton, son in law Christopher Gawrys of Clarks Summit, two brothers: Bruce Holden and wife Patricia of Clarks Summit, and David Holden and wife Betty of Factoryville; 7 Grandchildren, Nikki King, Katti Gawrys, Christopher Russell, Bridgette Hoffman, Richie Holden III, Melissa Russell and Becca Gawrys; 2 Great-grandchildren, Katti Carol Hoffman and Jason Hoffman. 

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Lou Gawrys.

The funeral will be at 10am on Saturday from Our Lady of the Snows, 301 South State Street, Clarks Summit, PA, with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated by Rev. Stephen A. Asomah, assistant pastor.  Interment will be private in Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.  The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday from 5-7pm at the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service, Inc., 111 Colburn Avenue, Clarks Summit, PA 18411.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, www.lupus.org.

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Pat and Family,
Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family on the passing of Rich, he was such a friendly neighbor for the last 30 years, he will be missed!

Tom and Donna Rinaldi Mar 13 2022 6:17 PM

I will always remember the role Mr.Holden played in my and many other young boys lives. He was a founder of the Astros pee wee football league. He taught more than a game, but life lessons. God bless you coach.

Joseph Lomeo Mar 11 2022 10:19 AM

My deepest sympathy to Pat and family on the passing of your Richard. What gifts he gave us over the year's at Marywood Printing & Mailing Ctr. His bravado as he would enter the room to tell us a story/ joke or bring us the largest glazed donuts I have ever seen. But it was his smile and the warmth of his personal caring for each of us that made him so special. He was never a stranger as he came back to MU to catch up as we with him. I'm assured he is bowling strikes with the Lord on HEAVEN'S LANES.

Mary Pat Cooney Mar 5 2022 11:29 AM

Dear Pat & Family,
Kindly accept my sincerest condolences and prayers for you. I pray the Lord of consolation to fill you with hope and consolation in the resurrection, knowing that your beloved Richie is resting in perfect peace. God be with you.

Fr. Stephen Asomah Mar 4 2022 4:18 PM

Our sincere sympathy to the entire Holden family. I have known Richie for many years since we both worked at Marywood. We had a lot of fun times and many happy memories. Fondly, Joe and Elaine Beck

Joe and Elaine Beck Mar 4 2022 9:03 AM

Condolences to Bruce and his family I was so sorry to read of your brothers passing Sending My Prayers

Ann Kaczmarek Strunk Mar 2 2022 3:16 PM

My condolences to the entire family, I had bowled with Rich for many years. He was a fine man. RIP my friend.

Jack Roberts Mar 1 2022 8:16 PM

Pat& family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.Many memories of good times when the children were young and we lived on Park St.
Donna & Bob Cook

Donna Cook Mar 1 2022 6:57 PM