Duane V. Holder passed away unexpectedly on July 18, 2012 at LGH surrounded by his family. He was born November 28, 1938 in Coffeyville, Kansas, the son of the late Violet and Willis Holder.
Duane is survived by his loving wife, Charlyne Atty- Holder with whom he shared 27 years of happiness. He was the father of three children: Dana, married to Tommy Leahy, Arlington, Texas, Deborah, married to Jay Hritz, Hamilton, New Jersey, and Sandi, married to John Farlow, Rockledge, Florida. Duane is also survived by his brother, Danny, husband of Jackie Holder, Daytona Beach, Florida. His older brother, Dallas, preceded him in death. A proud grandfather, Duane dearly loved his 2 grandchildren, Shane and Shannon Leahy, as well as his beloved dog, Rocky.
After graduation from Coffeyville High School, Duane attended college and later proudly became a member of the United States Marine Corps. Duane then joined Benefit Trust Life Insurance Company as a salesperson. He enjoyed an outstanding career of nearly 50 years with Benefit Trust Life, now known as Trustmark Insurance Co., and became a highly regarded Regional Sales Director.
Duane was an avid athlete, enjoying boxing, weight lifting, strength training and, above all, tennis. He lived his life embodying strength and perseverance; his motto was "try harder" and "never give up." He was a warrior with a spirit that couldn't be dampened. Most importantly, Duane loved and enjoyed sharing each day with his extended family, faithful friends, and he developed a deep loyalty toward his -colleagues.
He was a member of the Rajah Shrine, Landon, Pa., The Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite in the Valley of Reading, The Lancaster Lodge
43 F. and A.M., Hempfield Area Recreational Center, Bent Creek Country Club, and the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at the Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543 at 10:00 AM, officiated by The Very Reverend Father Alexander Veronis and assisted by The Very Reverend Father Alexander Atty. A viewing will be held on Friday, July 20, 2012 at the funeral home from 6 to 8 PM with the Trisagion Service at 6:30 PM; and a viewing on Saturday morning from 9 to 10 AM. Interment will be at Landis Valley Mennonite Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Duane's memory to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603. To send online condolences, please visit:
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