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“To Marlyn and family.Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family.I always enjoyed working on Ray's shift and seeing him at the Old Country...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Walter and Robyn Bower - DE

“When I started my career with Delmarva Power in Feb of 1985, Ray was the "D"Shift Supervisor. Although I never worked for Ray on a daily basis, I...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Greg Callaway - Middletown, DE

“You had a great life. Deepest Symphathy extended to family. RIP ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Shirley Jones - Redford, MI

“My deepest condolence goes out to the family during this difficult time. May God provide you with the strength and comfort you need as you cope with...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Marie

“It was indeed an honor to have served with you in the Civil Air Patrol. Thank you for your Navy and CAP service to your community, state and Nation....Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: William Bernfeld - Smyrna, DE

“Uncle RayYour passing is a great loss to all who knew and loved you.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and familyPamela ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Fred and Pamela (Holder) Farmer - NC

“Marlyn and family, so sorry to hear of Ray's passing. He was a great man. I'll never forget the interview we did for TV and he had us all laughing...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Brian Campbell - Atlanta, GA

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Raymond Lee Holder, Jr., age 91, of Newark formerly of Dansville, VA died on Saturday April 23rd, 2016.

Ray served in the Navy for six years, during which he was stationed in Hawaii and fought in the Battle of Pearl Harbor. Mr. Holder served on the Ward and Wilson destroyers during World War II. Ray served in the Civil Air Patrol as a lieutenant colonel for 25 years. Ray worked for Delmarva Power as an engineer. He was an active member in the High Noon Masonic Lodge.

Raymond is predeceased by his daughter Cheryl Kemp, his two grandsons Michael and Cody Ohrt.

Mr. Holder is survived by his wife Marlyn, his two daughters Cindy (Mike) Ohrt and Robin (Joe) Twardus, his son Raymond Lee Holder III (Joan), his son-in-law Jim Kemp, granddaughter Michele Potts (Vaughn), grandson Chris Holder, and beloved friend Ezra Carr. Raymond is also survived by his brother Gene Holder and sister Alice Williams.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday April 27th, 2016 from 6 to 8 PM at Beeson Funeral Home, 2053 Pulaski Highway, Newark, DE, 19702. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday April 28th, 2016 at 10 AM at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Rd, Bear, DE 19701.