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Richard L. Holden, Sr.

February 13, 1941 — February 28, 2022

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,

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Past Services


Friday, March 4, 2022

5:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)

Jennings Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc.

111 Colburn Ave, Clarks Summit, PA 18411

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Mass of the Christian Burial

Saturday, March 5, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)

Our Lady of the Snows Parish

301 S State St, Clarks Summit, PA 18411

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