Herbert 'Harky' Holt
Herbert J. “Harky” Holt, 90, formerly of Rumford, died Friday, June 4, 2010 at the Maine Veterans’ Home, South Paris, Maine
He was born in Rumford, Maine on Feb. 28, 1920, the son of Carroll and Imelda (McNeil) Holt, Sr., and graduated from Stephens High School in Rumford.
During World War II he served as a Pfc with the U S Army 4th Signal Company including overseas in Central Europe, Rhineland, and the Ardennes. He received the Bronze Star for his part laying communications wire at the Remagen Bridge.
Harky owned and operated his own dump truck and hauled for many local contractors before he worked as a plumber for R.L.Clarke and Glen Swan Plumbing Contractors, and then he worked as a piper for many years until retirement from the Boise Cascade Paper Company in Rumford. He and his wife and family spent many memorable summers at their camp on Webb Lake.
He was married in Weld, Maine on Aug. 8, 1952 to Catherine Stratton Holman, who died in Rumford Jan. 19, 2002.
Survivors include step-sons, William S. Holman and wife Paulette of East Grand Forks, Minn., and Irving P. Holman of West Haven, Conn.; many step- grandchildren and step- great-grandchildren; a sister, Geraldine Quinn of Connecticut; and a brother, John “Jack” Holt of West Peru, Maine; and was predeceased by brothers, Bill and Thomas Holt; sister, Frances Rasmussen; and a stepson, Ray Holman.
Graveside services with Military Honors were conducted Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at the Riverside Annex Cemetery, South Paris, Maine, with Rev. Linda Kimball officiating. Arrangements are under Friends may sign the guest book, share condolences and memories online at www.meaderandson.com.