John F. Holland

May 3, 1949November 6, 2018

John F. Holland, 69, of Sacred Heart Parish in Yonkers, died on Tuesday November 6, 2018 at his residence.

John was the beloved son of Virginia and William Holland (deceased) and loving father of Ryan Holland and three grandchildren, Emma, Annabelle and Liam. He is also survived by his siblings, Mary Sullivan, James Holland, Permelia Kreisler and Carroll Henry, a daughter in law Corey Holland and his ex-wife, Anne Mastropolo. John worked for the City of Yonkers for 25 years. He served his country proudly for two tours in Vietnam and was a decorated combat medic. Visiting hours will be at Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Thursday 2-4 & 7-9pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church on Friday November 9th at 9:30am. Interment will follow at Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, N.Y. Whalen & Ball Funeral Home 168 Park Ave. Yonkers, N.Y. 10703 (914)965-5488


  • Visitation Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Mass Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Interment Friday, November 9, 2018

John F. Holland

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Trina Dratch

November 10, 2018

I use to live 2 doors down from John for five years and my grandpa also lived on the floor. I was unaware of his death or I would have attended services. I’m truly sorry for the loss of a great man.

He spoke of Ryan often and his family. He always checked in on me to make sure I was safe. Always called me “Treen”. Loved when he would tell me the ways of the world-

We would sit together at the pool and at times in our living rooms w grilled cheeses or a cigarette and a drink. He always looked out for me and grandpa. He was a great and funny neighbor. I always felt safe knowing John was around.

Finally and most importantly, if it were not for John Holland my husband (also a neighbor at the time) and I would never be 12 years together. He gave my husband (a single-man at the time) some speech on taking risks and how to pursue me-so 😆 funny! I was there at the pool that day with John and our margaritas. And a week later my husband was on a flight to meet me on my vacation and 2 kids they say the rest is history!

John has been around to see all my life change and grow as I moved upstate to build my family.

Such a sad loss. I’m eternally grateful for what John gave me as a friend.
May he Rest In Peace.

Jackie Longo

November 10, 2018

I am so blessed to have been part of your journey. It started with a blind date & blossomed into a beautiful relationship. You will always be in my heart. Thank you for the memories, laughs, & smiles. Thank you for making me always feel special. And most of all thank you for sharing your love,faith, & compassion with me,Richie,& Robbie. With much love, Jackie

Tom Barberini

November 8, 2018

John you were a great friend . I shall never forget our long walks from School Street to Lake Avenue!!

Kevin McCormick

November 8, 2018

Rest In Peace. You were always a friend that people could count on.

Cathy Murphy

November 8, 2018

Knew Johnny as a very young man just out of the service - he was a friend of me and my first husband (deceased) Remember him as thoughtful and kind with the weight of having seen too much in Vietnam always on his face. My husband loved and respected him for having given so much for his country. Some friends saw him not too long ago and he sent his best to me - it was so nice to know he remembered our friendship after so many years. Cathy Murphy

Dan Carlucc

November 8, 2018

Thanks for your friendship and kindness to a younger vet. Be at peace my brother.

Jack McPhillips

November 8, 2018

We too had some great times and memories. Rest in peace.
Jack McPhillips.

Bob Howard

November 8, 2018

We had some great times and laughs together, rest in peace my dear long time me a sear at the bar,,,,,,,Bob Howard

Kathy & Wayne Harry

November 7, 2018

We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of mourning.