Gerald Sanford Holmes

October 15, 1949 ~ April 22, 2022 (age 72)


Gerald Sanford Holmes, 72, of Pensacola, FL, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2022. 


Gerald was born on October 15, 1949, to parents Richard and Clara (Poole) Holmes in Brooklyn, NY.  He matriculated through the NYC Public School system attending PS 111 and Long Island City High School.  Sometime after graduating high school, Gerald attended Queens College, the City University of New York where he majored in Liberal Arts.  In April of 1975, Gerald acquired his US Merchant Mariner’s Credential and was hired as a Seaman for Mobile (later to become ExxonMobil), and eventually became Fleet Chef.  On August 16, 2011, he retired as Fleet Chef from ExxonMobile and settled quietly in Pensacola, FL.


Gerald was predeceased by both parents as well as his sister Traci Kim Holmes and brother Larry O'Dell Holmes.  He is survived by his sons Troy Lamont Holmes and Skylar Smith; brothers Richard S. Holmes II (Cassaundra) and Wesley Holmes as well as a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, and cousins.


Gerald will be interred at the Edenborn Cemetery in McClellandtown, PA (Fayette County) on June 4, 2022 at 3 pm.  He will join his parents, Richard & Clara, brother Larry O., sister Traci K., and a host of other family members.


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American Legion Service
June 4, 2022

3:00 PM
Edenborn Cemetery
313 Smithfield-Masontown Rd
Edenborn, PA 15458

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