April 24, 1942 - April 30, 2021
Howard Grey "Buzz" Holmes, Jr., age 79, of Huntington Woods, passed away on April 30, 2021. Howard was the beloved husband of Martha (married: October 1966). Loving father of Howard "Chip" Holmes, III, Cheryl Holmes, Julie (Gregory) Gnatek, and Cynthia (Chris) Jewett. Proud grandfather of Graeme Holmes, Benjamin Gnatek, Lillian Gnatek, Jakob Jewett, Joshua Jewett; and great-grandfather of Wren Holmes. Predeceased by his brother, Charles Holmes. Howard attended St. Mary Catholic Schools from grade one, all the way through high school. He then graduated from Ferris State College in 1965 and joined General Motors. Within a couple years he had been drafted into the Army and then spent two years at Ft. Campbell, KY. He then rejoined GM and was assigned to Focus Hope as an accountant in a transmission remanufacturing operation, ultimately completing a 30+ year career with GM. He then embarked upon a second career as a consultant with Dynamic Manufacturing in Hillside, IL for thirteen years. Over the years, Howard greatly enjoyed traveling to Hawaii with Martha for their yearly two-week trips. And without a doubt his favorite baby was his 1964 Pontiac Lemans convertible, red with black top, that he restored himself. Visitation will take place on Monday, May 3, from 3 - 8 p.m. (Scripture Service at 7 p.m.) at Wm. Sullivan and Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Rd., (4 blocks east of Woodward), Royal Oak. Funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday, May 4, at 12:30 p.m. (visitation 12:00) at St. Mary Catholic Church, 730 S. Lafayette Ave., Royal Oak. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield, MI. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Alzheimers Association or St. Mary Catholic Church in Royal Oak are appreciated. Share a memory at www.SullivanFuneralDirectors.com.
Howard Grey "Buzz" Holmes, Jr., age 79, of Huntington Woods, passed away on April 30, 2021. Howard was the beloved husband of Martha (married: October 1966). Loving father of Howard "Chip" Holmes, III, Cheryl Holmes, Julie (Gregory) Gnatek,... View Obituary & Service Information
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