March 5, 1925 ~ July 10, 2003

Born in: Groton, Connecticut,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Richard Irving Holdredge, 78, of 2 Highlander Road, Woodland Hills, Asheville, died Thursday, July 10, 2003, in an Asheville hospital. Mr. Holdredge was born in Groton, CT, and was a son of the late Frederick and Gertrude Wright Holdredge. He was married to the late Helen White Holdredge and was also preceded in death by a son, Richard Mark Holdredge. He was a graduate of the University of Connecticut and served as a 1st Lt. with the Army Air Corps during WW II, a decorated B-24 bomber pilot receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was retired from Akzona Corporation as Director of Information Systems and was a former scout master with the Boy Scouts in Long Island, NY. Surviving are a daughter, Melissa Murray of Weaverville; two sons, David Holdredge of Weaverville and Paul Holdredge of Weaverville; a sister, Eleanor Sangren of Groton, CT; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be 11:00 am Saturday at Green Hills Cemetery with the Rev. Kevin McMillan officiating. His family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 pm Friday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue.

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  1. To all of Dick’s family I wish to express my sincerest condolences and wish the best to you in these very difficult times. I have also lost my father several years ago and know how thi scan leave an emptiness that will never be filled. I worked for Dick for 15+ years at Akzona and was there until the last day in April of 1988. I have always considered him a good friend and he gave me my first big chance in Computing which I will never forget. He was one of the best gentlemen I have ever been associated with and I was very proud to work for him and be mentored by him. His loss is great to all who knew him. Sorry I cannot attend his passing but I live in Raleigh and will not be able to come to Asheville for the proceeding. I do regret do being able to attend the services. Best wishes to all the family.
    Ray Parham
    1809 Trinity Road
    Raleigh, NC 27607
    Home:(919)851-4636
    Work:(919)716-8124

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  2. Paul, Sherry and family we are keeping you close in thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God bless you and keep you.
    Chris,Lynn and Camden Pegg

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  3. Tho our paths didn’t cross very often in later life I always had a fond spot in my heart and a lot of respect for my cousin Richard. He accomplished so much in his career, in the service of his country and as a family man. My only regret is that I didn’t get to see him more. Melissa, David, Paul and all of your families you have our heartfelt sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Roy and Betty

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