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William James Holliday

November 09, 1935 ~ July 15, 2020

William James Holliday, 84, of Vero Beach, Florida, died July 15, 2020 at VNA Hospice House after a long battle with cancer.


Bill was born November 9th, 1935 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to George and Dorothy (Bettison) Holliday.  He attended Ann Arbor Pioneer High School and continued his education at Eastern Michigan University.  He met his wife, Nancy, while she worked at University of Michigan microfilm with his brother, Bob, who introduced them.  They were married 6 months later on September 6th, 1957.  Together they had 2 children, William L Holliday and Lisa (Holliday) Marziale.  They lost their son to cancer on February 22nd, 1999.


William was a police officer on the Ann Arbor police department for five years until he started his career in the newspaper business.  His goal as a newspaper publisher was to turn around losing newspapers and this took the family from coast to coast.  Along with their children, Bill and Nancy moved to Hudson Ohio, Santee California and back to Hudson Ohio.  After the children left the home they continued moving and lived in Urbana Ohio, Circleville Ohio, Falls Church Virgina, Superior Wisconsin, Leesville Louisiana and Zachary Louisiana.  Upon retiring from the newspaper business, William started a new career as a golf course groundskeeper at  Fennwood Hills Country Club in Zachary Louisiana.  Bill and Nancy moved to Vero Beach, Florida in August 2013 to be closer to their daughter and grandchildren.   Bill worked at the Vista Plantation Golf Club in Vero Beach until January of this year.  Wherever Bill lived he made numerous friends and was loved and cherished by so many people.


Bill is survived by his wife of nearly 63 years, Nancy (Aller) Holliday, daughter Lisa (John) Marziale,  brother John (Diane) Holliday, brother-in-law Lawrence Ertl, grandchildren Christina Marziale, Samuel Marziale and William Holliday and great grandchildren Joseph Marziale and Sean Hammer.  Additionally, his nieces and nephew include Marie White, Julie Mull, Holly Milen, Susan McNeill and Robert White.  He is preceded in death by his son William Holliday, brother Robert Holliday, sister Gertrude White, sister-in-law Lunella Ertl, brother-in-law James Mull, and nephews Gary Mull, David Mull, Steven Holliday and David Holliday.


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The Richards

July 22, 2020, 5:19 pm

Our sincere condolences go out to all of Jims family. We will miss him.
We Love you guys, Mark and Denise and Chelsea.

Joyce barbas

July 22, 2020, 5:47 pm

So very sorry for your loss, Jim loved his life and family from the heart. He will be missed very much. He was an awesome guy to know. Much love from us….Barry and Joyce

Jerry & Toni Longville

July 23, 2020, 12:08 am

Lisa, John, & family,
Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your father/grandfather. Although we did not know your dad, it sounds like he lived a very wonderful, full, life. Our thoughts will be with you during the next few weeks.

Kay M Camacho

July 23, 2020, 12:25 am

So sorry for your loss(es), Nancy. Am thinking of you and praying for you. Love you.

Janet Hamm

July 23, 2020, 1:04 am

Praying for your family for today, tomorrow and thankful for many memories.

Julie Mull-Caudill

July 23, 2020, 4:11 am

Words cannot express the sadness that I feel . To such a great well admired uncle . May you forever be in peace, as you brought such happiness to our family . the memories that you brought to all of us will be always in our hearts ..

Charlotte desharden

July 23, 2020, 10:41 am

My sincere condolences I am lucky to have met him. Love you always.

Charlotte Desharden and Orlando Diaz

Aggie Miller

July 23, 2020, 11:35 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Nancy..

Jo Ann Hall

July 23, 2020, 11:40 am

May wonderful memories of your many years of love and happiness together give you comfort at this time. Love, prayers and hugs to you always. Ray and Jo Ann

Jo Ann Hall

July 23, 2020, 11:46 am

May your many years of love and happiness together give you comfort at this time. Sending love and hugs to you always. Ray and Jo Ann

Janet Maiese

July 23, 2020, 11:49 am

My love and condolences to Nancy, Lisa and Family. I only new Jim for short time but experienced his kindness and hospitality. Lovely memories….Janet Maiese

Robert and Cheryl White

July 24, 2020, 12:13 am

We are so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, uncle and much more. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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