Gerald H. Holman, 72, Sackets Harbor

SACKETS HARBOR, NY — Gerald Harry Holman, 72, Sackets Harbor,  passed away Saturday, July 7, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

Mr. Holman is survived by his wife Alice, Sackets Harbor; a son, Kevin Lee Holman, Otis Orchards, WA; brother, Donald H. Holman, Adams; stepson, John R. Coleman, Adams; nephew, Clement J. Grieco III, CA; niece, Carolyn Griffin, GA; and his best friend Mila.

Jerry married Alice Henderson Coleman on Sept. 30, 1990.

A previous marriage to Connie Grieco ended in divorce.

Born June 12, 1946, in Watertown, a son to Herbert D and Nellie Ripley Holman.  He was educated in Adams schools.

Jerry served with the US Air Force from 1963-1967.   He was a member of the 556th Red Horse Squadron at the Royal Tai Navy-Air Force Base in U-Tapao.

Following his honorable discharge from the military, Jerry returned to the north country and was employed as a heavy equipment operator for Lettiere Construction and Tug Hill Construction until his retirement.  He was a New York State licensed crane operator, held a  NYS explosives license and a NYS Blasters certificate of competence.

Jerry was a target shooting enthusiast and a member of the Sackets Harbor Sportsman Club. He was well known for his mechanical skills and enjoyed helping friends with their projects.

A “Celebration of Greatness” will be held at a later date.  Per his wishes, there are no calling hours.

Arrangements are with the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown.

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