Charles S. Holman, Jr.

Charles S. Holman, Jr.

December 12, 2011


          Charles S. Holman, Jr., Palm Beach, Florida, and Scranton, Pennsylvania, died Monday afternoon in the Northeast PA Regional Hospice Unit at the Regional Hospital of Scranton after and illness.

          Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Dr. Charles S. and Josephine Robbins Holman. He attended the Country Day School and was a graduate of Wyoming Seminary and also attended the Wyoming Seminary School of Business. He was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church, The Waverly Country Club; a former member of The Scranton Club. He was generous to Keystone College; The Boys and Girls Club of Scranton; The Scranton Area Foundation; the Wyoming Seminary Alumni Association. He was a member of the Everhardt Museum and a past President.

          He was employed by the former family business, Robbins Door and Sash Company, which operated throughout the Northeast.

         Surviving are nieces Robin Holman and her partner Gail Calbo, Hammock, Florida; Sandy Kenosky and her husband Jim, of Moscow, Pennsylvania; his dear friend and caregiver, Michael Harris, of Palm Beach, Florida, and Scranton, Pennsylvania; cousins and other relatives; he was preceded in death by his brother Walter Holman.

         In Palm Beach, Florida, he was a lifelong member of The Breakers, a member of the Royal Poinciana Chapel, The Society of the Four Arts, where he volunteered in the garden; The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach;The Flagler Museum; The Norton Museum of Art; an honorary member of The Garden Club of Palm Beach; Pan’s Garden, where he volunteered.

         In Philadelphia, he was a member of the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania; the Harrison Soceity of the University of Pennsylvania; the Pennsylvania Horticultural Soceity; The Japenese Garden of Philadelphia; the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

        Funeral services will be held Friday at Noon in the Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave., Scranton, Pennsvlania. 
Friends may call Friday from 11am until the time of the service at the church.
Interment, Abington Hills Cemetery.
Arrangements by the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Scranton, Pa.

       In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church, the American Lung Association, or the charity of your choice.
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  1. Dr Robert S. Norris

    It is with deep sadness and most sincere condolences that I learn of Charles’ death. Charles will be remembered with fondness and deep gratitude by the many lives he touched through the endowed scholarship he established at the Royal Poinciana Chapel in memory of his parents Dr. and Mrs. C. Sherman Holman. I thank God for Charles S. Holman, Jr. He will be missed!

  2. David G. Kamm

    So sorry, Michael! I had no idea and I was preparing to call Charlie to see you both during the holidays. He was a peach of a guy and will be missed by all who knew him.

  3. Joan Donohue Anelli

    Michael you don’t know me but Robin and I have been the best of friends since high school. I am so sorry for the loss of Charlie. I was fortunate to know “Uncle Charlie” and enjoy some fun times with him that will never forget. I know Robin truly loved him and and thought of him as not only her Uncle but a great friend. He will be missed by many.

  4. Linda Sproul

    Michael, Harvey & I were so sorry to hear about Charlie. What great memories we all have. How fortunate he was to have had you in his life.
    We are thinking of you.

  5. Jim and Sharon Vipond

    Michael, Sharon and I are distraught to hear about Charlie. He was a wonderful man who always was kind to us. While at the Everhart Museum, Charlie was a great supporter and confidant during my tenure and I cherished his friendship and guidance. I will always be thankful. He was most blessed to have you in his life and we are so sorry for your lose. What a wonderful partnership you had, it was inspirational for us. You are in our prayers and will gather with you soon to carry on his memory. God Bless.

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