Name: Thomas E. Holmes
Hometown: Hume Township, MI
Funeral Date: September 28, 2013
Date of Birth: June 07, 1942
Date of Passing: September 23, 2013
Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel
Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Saturday, September 28, at the Champagne Funeral Chapel of Caseville. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 8 PM Friday and after 10 AM Saturday. Memorials may be directed to St. Clair Shores Fire Dept., Alzheimer’s Assn. or Vietnam Vet’s and words of condolence may be shared at www.cfcelkton.com.
Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Patricia; his children, Bob (Carol) Holmes of St. Clair Shores, April (Dennis) Fohey of Farmington Hills, Lee (Anne) Holmes of East China Twp., Amy (John Pettenger) Galka of Caseville and Allen (Erika) Holmes of Westland; nine grandchildren, Brittany (Branden), Ashley, Bonnie, Colin, Ally, Abby, Miranda, Zachary and Madelyn and a great granddaughter Bella. He was preceded in death by his sister, Sally Samyn.
Thomas E. “Moose” Holmes, age 71 of Hume Twp. near Oak Beach died Monday evening, September 23, at Scheurer Hospital following a massive heart attack. He was born June 7, 1942, in Detroit to the late Lawrence and Leona (Boike) Holmes and grew up in the St. Clair Shores area. He attended Lakeview High School of St. Clair Shores and graduated in 1960. On August 4, 1962, he was united in marriage to Patricia F. Sill at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, St. Clair Shores. They lived in Roseville for several years, then in 1966 they moved to Gross Pointe Woods. In 1996, they moved to their cottage in Hume Twp. Moose was employed, starting while in high school, with Chatham’s Grocery chain 11 years and Ford Motor, Detroit for a time, and then took a position with the Department of Public Works in the city of Gross Pointe Woods. He retired in 1992, with 25 years of services. He was a member of the Caseville Eagles, U & I Club in Port Austin. Moose was an avid bowler enjoying many friendly games with his family and on leagues. He was involved with his children, coaching little league and had been very active in the Jaycees playing Santa for many years.