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John Holiwski

john-holiwskiJohn Holiwski, age 84, of Erwin passed away peacefully on January 10, 2017 at his residence. He was a native of Brooklyn, NY before moving to Erwin in 1994 and was a son of the late Frank and Veronica Howe Holiwski. Mr. Holiwski retired from St. Johnsbury Trucking Company. He was a U. S. Army Veteran. Mr. Holiwski was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Mission. He was a member of Clinchfield Senior Citizens Center. Mr. Holiwski volunteered at the Center On Aging, was an adopted grandparent through St. Michael the Archangel Mission and helped the community through various church projects. He enjoyed singing for people. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Frank Holiwski and two sisters: Josephine and Mary.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories, his wife of fifty-eight years, Theresa J. Holiwski; two sons: Frank Holiwski of Atlanta, GA and John Holiwski of New Jersey; two daughters: Margaret LoBue of New York and Jean Bifano of New Jersey; four grandchildren: Nicholas Tanzi and wife, Kristine Sabia, Joseph Tanzi and wife, Ali Abella, Michael Bifano and Leora Holiwski; two great grandchildren: Joseph Shea Tanzi and Olivia Kathryn Tanzi.

The family will receive friends Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at the Robert Ledford
Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be held at 9:00 A. M. on Friday, January 13, 2017 at the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel.
Father Tom Charters will officiate. Music will be provided by Jackie Jenkins and Jo Mountford. Pallbearers will be Joseph Tanzi, Nicholas Tanzi, Michael Bifano, Frank Jenkins, Larry Clouse and Jeff Lemanowicz. Committal service will follow in the Mountain Home National Cemetery at 10:45 A. M. Military Honors will be rendered by the VFW Post # 4933. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Holiwski to: St. Michael the Archangel Mission Building Fund, 1700 Jackson Love Highway, Erwin, TN 37650.

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Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Holiwski family. (423) 743-1380.