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Hodges-Josberger Funeral Home

577 E. Elkcam Circle, Marco Island, FL

OBITUARY

John "Jack" Frederick Holly

September 23, 1939October 21, 2019

John "Jack" Frederick Holly, 80, of Naples, Florida passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, October 21, 2019 at the VITAS Hospice Center in Naples, Florida.

Jack was born in Lyons, NY to the late John and Lila Holly. He was a 1957 graduate of Lyons High School.

Jack and his wife Darla, owned several successful businesses during their lives. Notably, they owned The Antique Inn and Holly’s Restaurant in Penn Yan. They also owned Schooners Restaurant in Canandaigua.

Jack enjoyed spending time with his family and visiting friends. He still gathered annually with his friends from Lyons High School. An avid sports fan, Jack took great pleasure in watching his grandchildren participate in a variety of sports. He and Darla, along with the entire family, enjoyed many summers on Keuka Lake.

Jack is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Darla; his children: Christopher (Nancy) Holly, Teresa Church, John (Karla) Holly, and Patrick (Tom) Holly; his siblings: Joseph (Lorrie) Holly, and Ann (Patrick) Feheley; and 6 grandchildren: Kasey and Ryan Holly, Matthew and Colleen Church, Lila and John Holly; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Michael Holly.

A funeral mass will be held at the San Marco Catholic Church, 851 San Marco Road, Marco Island, Florida on November 9th at 11am.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to: Healthwell Foundation [http://www.healthwellfoundation.org, (helps people with medication costs) or Leukemia Research Foundation, 191 Waukegan Rd. Suite105, Northfield, IL 60093, or online at allbloodcancers.org

Services

  • Funeral Mass Saturday, November 9, 2019

Memories

John "Jack" Frederick Holly

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Donna Noteware

November 7, 2019

Jack, I have so many memories- Football games and sitting together at the Penn Yan basketball games. Stopping at Schooner's on our way home from Bath's football games- you always found time to leave your kitchen duties, sit with us and share a smile and laugh.
The last year that Tom was alive you came down to visit. You would go for a ride and out to lunch. That meant so much to Tom and me. You will be missed- Thank you, Donna

April Whitbeck

November 3, 2019

Dear Darla and Family,
Thinking of you at this difficult time .
Condolences and Blessings,
April Whitbeck

Karen Budd

November 2, 2019

Lots of fun memories at the Antique & Hollys ❤️ Jack was our #1 Hollys softball fan besides my Uncle Matt💙 My husband, John, and I met through Hollys in the 80s❤️ Jack sponsored his basketball team. I will never forget when we all chipped in to give Everett World that bike❤️ That’s the type of guy Jack was❤️ Big hugs to Darla & his beautiful kiddos & grandkids. I remember Jack telling me how he loved holding his babies❤️
I hope they have lots of sweets in heaven for you ❤️ Rest In Peace Jack❤️🙏

Linda Turner

November 2, 2019

Darla and family
Very sorry for the loss of a wonderful husband, dad, grandfather and friend. You were both there for me at some very hard times of which I will always remember your kindness. I will never have any salmon or chicken Parmesan like Jack fixed it he was the best chef ever! Please know I think of you often and will keep you in my caring thoughts and prayers!
Linda ❣️

Ralph Rogers

November 2, 2019

Darla I am terribly sorry to hear of Jack's passing for you and all of your family. You all have always been such a huge part of the Rogers' life from the time I was just a child. So many memories and laughs come to mind whenever I reflect back to my growing up years. I wish you peace during this difficult time. I love you all.....

harry and patty queener

November 1, 2019

Jack and Darla were the first parents to reach out to our family and show us what a great community Penn Yan could be to raise our family. They opened their home to us hosting a picnic for one of Harrys first varsity lacrosse teams and insisted on our kids coming too! Of course the food was great but the hospitality was even better . Our decision to coach lacrosse and build a life in PY is a direct result of their reaching out to us and wanting us to work with their children. We love all the Hollys and will always remember Jack with great love and respect. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Deb Clancy

October 31, 2019

I consider Jack and Darla two of my very best friends in my business world. It was a pleasure to work for them for about 12 years promoting Schooners. They kept an open mind about all the crazy ad ideas we had and appreciated everything my partner, Dick, and I created. We had the most fun with both of them.

Do sorry for the early passing of this wonderful man. Hugs to Darla and all the kids.

Deb

Sister Margaret Kunder

October 29, 2019

Darla, I never go to Penn Yan without thinking of all my good memories of the Holly family. You and the family are in my prayers.

Lynda Rossi

October 27, 2019

Darla and family, I am so sorry to hear of Jacks passing. I remember working at Schooners many years ago. I truly enjoyed working for Jack and Darla. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Lynda Rossi

Chad Sheehan

October 27, 2019

I’m so sorry for your loss... Jack was without a doubt, “one of a kind” and will be missed! Thinking of you all...

Chad Sheehan and Family...

FROM THE FAMILY