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Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home

177 Route 59, Suffern, NY

OBITUARY

Robert G. Holodak Sr.

October 3, 1930November 30, 2019
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Beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend, Robert Gerard Holodak, Sr. passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019 at age 89.

Bob was born in Yonkers, NY on October 3, 1930 to Mary (nee Hopko) and John E. Holodak. He served in the U.S. Navy, attended Manhattan College to study Electric Engineering, was employed by Western Electric-AT&T as an engineer salesman and retired in 1989. He married Betty Ann (nee Ronan) Holodak in 1956, had 5 children and 4 grandchildren, and was a long time resident of Suffern, NY. Best known to be found on the golf course or supporting his children and grandchildren at sporting events, he leaves a legacy of love and family behind.

He is survived by his loving wife, Betty Ann Holodak, his children, Elizabeth Holodak, Robert (Alex Lane) Holodak, Jr., Lawrence Holodak, Nancy Holodak and Julie (Joseph) Varcadipane, and grandchildren, Grace Varcadipane, Lillian Varcadipane, Claire Varcadipane and Luciana Holodak.

The wake will be held at Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home at 177 Rt. 59, Suffern, NY on Wednesday, December 4th from 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on December 5th at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Church in Suffern, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project and the United States Navy Memorial.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, December 4, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, December 5, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Cremation

Memories

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Sandy and Al Budnick

December 5, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. There are no words to express the loss of our beloved and dear friend. But, I do remember that his hugs were nearly as big as his heart. Every time we met he would share one and in return I would share some Snickerdoodles!
Love you, Bob.
Sandy & Al

Pete Birmingham

December 5, 2019

Dear Betty, Bob Jr, Nancy, Julie, Liz, Larry, and grandchildren.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
My most recent memories of Bob were at Spook Rock. But, as I think it through, I recall a most supportive and loving Dad, and your most ardent fan/supporter. May he Rest In Peace.
You are all in my thoughts, and prayers. God bless.
Pete Birmingham

Debbie Flatley

December 4, 2019

Bob we will miss you very much! You and Betty took us under your wing when we moved on to Claremont Lane almost 21 years ago. You've been wonderful friends to us and the best neighbors possible. We love you and will continue to keep an eye out for Betty for you xoxo

jAMES hOLODAK

December 3, 2019

Thanks for all the good times brother. Lifes going to be a lot emptier without you. I was just wondering did we ever find your seabag? You can now make that memorial turn with your buddy around the fifteenth tee at Spook Rock. Reserve a tee time, one of these days we'll break par on that great course in the sky. Love you always Jimbo

Joyce Campbell

December 2, 2019

My sympathies to the entire Holodak family. I always remember a special dinner he treated Beth and I to in Boston many years ago...think it's the first time I had "intermezzo" and I felt so cultured:) Keep all of your memories close to heart and he will always be with you. Joyce

Paige Difrancesco

December 1, 2019

I just wanted to say Robert was such a sweet man. I work at Bagel Boys and he always came in for his coffee, newspapers and bananas. Gave him hugs and always made me smile. I'm so sorry for the family's loss, he was a very kind man. I will miss seeing him day to day and talking to him. I always said to him, Robert I'll see you tomorrow and he would respond god willing, to which I always said no, I'll see you tomorrow. I'm deeply saddened that there won't be a tomorrow.

Dick & Mary Lou Hoefer

December 1, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Betty and with all your wonderful family as well. Bob was a very special man and we always enjoyed the few times we were fortunate enough to spend with you. May God bless you and family.

Vic and Jean Cavallaro

December 1, 2019

We first met Bob and his wonderful family almost 40 years ago at Leale's Restaurant in Suffern. We ate there almost every week and the Holodaks were "regulars" too. After a while, we began to chat and the chatting turned quickly into friendship. Our children know each other as well.

Soon after knowing the Holodaks, we started calling them THE HOLIDAYS. They are so joyful and loving as a family and as friends, we decided that name suited them better. We even addressed our Christmas cards to "Bob and Betty Holiday". It must have confused the postman, but the card always arrived anyway!

Bob will live on forever in the hearts of everyone who was fortunate enough to know him.
Our sincere, deep sympathy and love to you all,
Vic and Jean

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