John C. "Bud" Holt of Clarks Summit passed away peacefully on Oct. 25 at the VNA Hospice. His wife of 57 years, is the former Dolores E. Shaw-Battersby.
Born on Sept. 23, 1929, in Marlton, N.J., he was the son of the late Lucien and Carolyn King Holt.
Bud was a proud Army veteran who served during the Korean Conflict as a Staff Sergean. with the Division of the Big Red One. He was an iron worker for 60 years before retiring at age 81, in 2010. Bud retired from Standard Iron Works, and previously worked for Delco Steel and Wilkes-Barre Wire and Iron. Locally, he was proud to have worked on the steel fabrication for the Viewmont Mall and the Steamtown Mall. He served as the Fire Chief with the Bellmawr Park Volunteer Fire Company in Bellmawr park, N.J., from 1958 to 1971. He also served as a Deputy Sheriff in Lackawanna County.
Bud's hobbies included wood crafting, shadow art, intarsia and ceramics. He was a staunch fan of the Philadelphia Flyers, Phillies and Philadelphia Eagles, Nascar, stock car racing and an avid reader of western novels. He greatly enjoyed a lifetime of fishing, especially in Canada.
Bud is survived by his four children, Debra Plantholt and her husband, Bill; John Holt and his wife, Rose; Tammy Van Fleet an her husband, Brian; and Wendy Babushko and her husband, Carl Jr.; seven grandchildren, Jessica Harvey and her husband, Dave; Olivia Plantholt, Andrew Holt, Katie Holt, Sam Babushko and Nick and Nathan Van Fleet; a niece, Karen Tovey; a cousin, Georgeanna Earls; a brother-in-law, Jim and his wife, Tish; many other nieces and nephews
He was also preceded in death by a loving daughter, Kelly Marie Holt, on Feb. 10, 2008; and a brother, Frank Holt.
The family would like to express very special thanks to Dr. Sean McCall, Dr. Chris Peters of NROC, and Dr. Martin Hyzinski, as well as all their compassionate staff.
A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. from the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Interment will follow in Clarks Green Cemetery.
Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Clarks Summit Fire Company, 321 Bedford St., Clarks Summit, PA 18411. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thetimes-tribune/obituary.aspx?n=john-c-holt&pid=176236097&fhid=7917&eid=sp_shareobit#sthash.OSqr06JW.dpuf