Mr Holmes was born on July 21, 1912 and passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017.
Mr Holmes was a resident of Massachusetts at the time of passing.
He graduated from Commerce High School in Springfield and earned a business degree from Northeastern University, taking night classes while working full-time at Strathmore Paper Co. He worked for Strathmore and its successors more than 50 years in West Springfield, Mass., and New York City, where he was a senior marketing executive.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy after Pearl Harbor.
The family will be celebrating his life in a private service.