OBITUARY

Richard John Holmberg

August 6, 1938November 14, 2021
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Richard “Dick” Holmberg is now with his Lord and Savior. He passed peacefully at home surrounded by his loving Family on the 14th of November, 2021 of complications from multiple strokes suffered in January of this year.

Dick was born in Bay Shore, New York on August 6, 1938. Dick graduated with an Electrical Engineering degree from Clarkson University. He had countless friends as an ROTC cadet and a brother in the Delta Upsilon fraternity. He played for the Clarkson Golden Knights Ice Hockey Team and Captained the University’s Lacrosse team.

Dick served five (5) years as a US Army aviator. He flew in the Vietnam war and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor in Combat and was awarded the Air Medal seven (7) times. After his military service Dick joined IBM Corp. as a sales representative, earning the 100% Club and Golden Circle recognition often. He moved his family from Vestal, NY to Boulder, CO in 1986 to join the IBM Printer Products Briefing Center team. Dick retired from IBM in 1993.

He lived a life full of purpose. He was a dedicated youth leader in his community. He spent several summers guiding Boy Scouts through the Adirondack mountain lakes by canoe. Dick was an early leader of youth ice hockey in upstate New York, coaching several house and travel teams as well as leading his Vestal High School club hockey team to four consecutive championships. Dick helped to found the Broome County High School Ice Hockey Organization and the amateur ice hockey officials organization of the Southern Tier of NY. Dick officiated for the Eastern College Athletic Association refereeing many Cornell University ice hockey games at Lynah Rink and skated as a Linesman for the North American Hockey League in the Broome County Veterans' Memorial Arena.

He was an avid bicyclist and rode his bicycle several thousand miles a year in Colorado. Most recently with the S.O.B.s (Seniors on Bikes), an amazing group of caring and fun athletes. He rode 30 plus miles the day before his stroke.

Dick was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, serving recently as a Webelos Boy Scout Leader and as an home teacher. As a member of the Boulder Rifle Club he taught gun safety and other courses through his NRA instructor certifications.

Dick was always quick with a smile and a sincere offer to help. He would stop to fix flat tires, broken chains and any other mishap riders encountered.

He is survived by his loving wife of over 60 years, Corinne Barbara Lindstrom Holmberg. His children and their families include Richard and Helen Holmberg and their daughters Hannah, Heidi, & Holly. Christine and Jason Mowry and their sons Maxwell and Mitchell. Karen and Jason Bristow and their children Braidyn and Adam. He was predeceased by his parents, John Eric and Lillian Walker Holmberg, his brother John Eric Holmberg, III and a son Gregory Lars Holmberg.

A visitation for Richard will be held Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at 2558 - Crist Mortuary, 3395 Penrose Place, Boulder, CO 80301. A memorial service will occur Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 701 W South Boulder Rd, Louisville, CO 80027. A committal service will occur Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, 4400 W. Kenyon Ave., Denver, CO 80236.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Gary Sinise Foundation.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cristmortuary.com for the Holmberg family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, December 2, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, December 2, 2021

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Margaret Ehn

November 30, 2021

We could not have asked for a better neighbor than Dick Holmberg. There is such an empty feeling in our cul de sac without Dick’s friendly presence. Whenever help was needed, there was Dick. He helped my young Grandson with his skating technique for hockey. Dick was always available to help me with repairs on my bike, and yes, when I lost my dog! It was always great to just have a nice chat with Dick, such an interesting man.

We will miss seeing Dick walking to the mailbox with his red MAGA hat on, or riding by on his bike. I am glad that Dick is at Peace in the Blessed Presence of Our Lord.

Linda Schrader-Koffman

November 29, 2021

I worked at IBM Glendale in Printer Development with Dick. He always was so helpful, upbeat, and a real gentleman. A pleasure to work with. My condolences to his family.

Carol Hermes

November 20, 2021

I have wonderful memories biking with Dick! When there was a headwind, he was one of just a few with an incredible steady wheel to follow and he was an encouraging coach! On a bike tour in Fredericksburg TX I’ll always remember watching Dick and Corinne dance at an outdoor restaurant with a small music group— a very special couple! I will miss Dick!

Virginia Cottingham

November 18, 2021

My heart goes to Corrine and family with your loss of Dick. Memories of Dick revolve around cycling and socializing. There was much he taught and shared with all of us. Highlights include his stories of flying, life guarding, playing hockey, making wood toys, working with the Boy Scouts, his Mormon conversion, traveling to Florence and Florida and his devotion to Corrine and family.

I regret not spending more time with him during this last year, but his inimitable smile and wave will stay with me always. All my love to Corrine and family.

Henry Hermes

November 17, 2021

Dick was my roommate on a Heart Cycle tour way back in the 1990s. We had a great time on the tour, he was a wonderful roommate. Since then I've been on many bike rides with him and will always remember his happy, smiling face.

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Swinging by on our way to Cheyenne

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Mimi's 80th Birthday

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Boulder Rifle Club

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Dad's 80th

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Dad's 80th

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Swinging by on our way to Cheyenne

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Mimi's 80th Birthday

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Boulder Rifle Club

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Dad's 80th

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Dad's 80th

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Costco

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Max's 21st

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