Robert E. Holmes Jr.

04/29/2010 12:00 AM |

Robert E. Holmes Jr. of Jamesport died April 16 at his home. He was 69.

He was born Aug. 6, 1940, in New York City to Robert and Agnes (Dennis) Holmes. He moved to Riverhead as a child and graduated from Riverhead High School.

Mr. Holmes was predeceased by his first wife, Barbara Kujawski, in 1973. He married Eileen Schoppman on April 2, 1977, in Westhampton Beach.

He worked for the New York Telephone Company in Riverhead for 34 years before retiring. He was a 34-year member of the Riverhead Moose Lodge and a life member of the New York Telephone Pioneers.

In addition to his first wife, Mr. Holmes was predeceased by his sister, LynnAnn Hunter. He is survived by his wife; children, Deborah Coakley of Centereach, Charles, of Flanders, and Robert III, of Jamesport; brother, George, of Riverhead; and one grandchild.

Family received visitors April 19 at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. Funeral services were held April 20 at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Riverhead by Father Thomas Coby. Interment followed at St. Isidore R.C. Cemetery in Riverhead.