George J. Holler
A celebration of the life of George J. Holler, 75, of Millersport, will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Heath Chapel of Henderson- Van Atta Funeral & Cremation Service, 1249 Hebron Road, with Pastor Gary Kirkpatrick officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Holy Cross Cemetery in Pataskala.
Mr. Holler died Dec. 7, 2008, at Licking Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 26, 1933, in Cicero, Ill., to the late Jerry and Louise (Schiff) Holler.
George was a graduate of Morton High School in Cicero, Ill., and attended Morton Junior College. He entered the U.S. Air Force and served with U.S. occupation forces in Germany during the Korean War. He was transferred to Columbus with Western Electric as an electrical engineer. He retired as a design engineer from Lucent Technologies after 38 years of service.
George was a member of the Millersport Post of the VFW, the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club and was a former member of the Hoover Sailing Club. As an avid golfer, he enjoyed playing many courses from Ohio to Florida. He was an accomplished musician, playing the clarinet and the saxophone, and was known for being able to fix or repair anything as he enjoyed working on things around the house. The focus of his life was in seeing to the welfare of his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lois (Dahl) Holler; three
daughters, Anita (Todd) Travis, of Columbus, Laura (LS) Pauley, of Baltimore, and Monica Coolidge (Roy Underwood), of Columbus; grandchildren, Clayton Travis, of Columbus, Tonya (Mike) Smith, of Columbus, and Scott (Christy) Pauley, of Mount Vernon; greatgrandchildren, Tyler, Tessa and Brandon; a brother, Albert (Jean) Holler, of Saint Petersburg, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Association and the VFW of Millersport.