David H. Holden, 71, Felts Mills

FELTS MILLS, NY — David H. Holden, 71, MSgt. USAF retired, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at his home in Felts Mills, NY.

A dedicated family man and patriot, serving 23 years in United States Air Force. His dedication to duty, service before self and excellence in all he did was above reproach not just in his duties but in his children and the countless young men and women he mentored during his many years of service. His attention to detail and his unwavering patriotism were paramount in the defense of our Nation.

He was always adventurous, trying and learning about new cultures and people in the many places he was stationed. A lesson he passed onto his four children as two of his sons followed in his footsteps and joined the Air Force.

He is survived by three sons, Frank, Edwin and Patrick; a daughter, Michele; five grandchildren; three brothers, Robin (Penny) Holden, Mesquite, TX, Kerry ( Donna) Holden, Florida, Kevin (Tina) Holden, Dallas, TX; and a sister, Wendy Holden, Watertown.

Arrangements are with D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. July 17 in North Watertown Cemetery, 811 Bradley St., Watertown.

Contributions may be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation.

Online condolences may be made to www.dlcalarco.com.