John E. Holland, of Key West, Fla., formerly of Gloversville, passed away Monday night, April 28, 2014. Born Aug. 7, 1953, son of the late Robert Holland Sr. and Shirley Kimball Holland Nellis. He graduated from Gloversville High School in 1972. He went right into the Air Force for 14 years, then went into the Navy and was working right up until he passed away.
He is survived by his mother, Shirley Nellis; his wife, Nella Sofka of Florida, whom he married in November 1981; two brothers, Robert Holland Jr. (Marilyn), Gary Holland Sr. of Gloversville (Helen); two sisters, Donna Holland of Gloversville and Patricia Crankshaw (Charles) of Perth; two sons, Stephen (Trish) of Iowa and Andrew of North Carolina; one daughter, Melissa (Alex) of Florida; four grandchildren, Alexis, Natalya, Nikki and Damien. He was predeceased by three brothers, Thomas in 1973; William in 1998; and Ronald in 2008.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at North Main Street United Methodist Church.
John E. Holland
For donations, contact Jamin Clemente, Relay for Life (the family) at 725-7424.