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Charles Holley

Charles Rudy Holley

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
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On Christmas Day December 25, 1950, Charles Rudy Holley was born to Leona Holley and Ernest Holley in Harlem, NY. He successfully obtained his high school diploma in the New York City public school system and quickly found his talents in carpentry from woodworking to flooring. He held several jobs as a carpenter and maintenance supervisor before beginning a successful career at the MTA New York City Transit. Charles spent nearly 25 years with NYC Transit before retiring in 2015. He was known by family and friends for being great with his hands and the ‘go to’ for all things handy.
Charles was a man of action. He was someone who loved through and with his actions…as a Father he was a provider…as a Husband he was “Babes” and “Buckwheat”…and to all that knew him he was a dependable brother, colleague, and neighbor. His love through action means that all that knew him could tell a story of what he did and the impact it had on their lives.
In his nearly 70 years of life he discovered a passion for fishing. He enjoyed getting out on the water with friends and bringing home fish for bragging rights. Charles also took up photography as a way to capture the love of family and friends during special moments. He would often print his photos and send them to others as keepsakes to hold onto those memories. Charles’ baking and cake-making was truly his finest hobby. He is renowned for his amazing cakes that he prepared for family, neighbors, and co-workers. A cake from Charles indeed didn’t last very long and they were consistently requested at all parties. Charles and his loving wife Patricia were truly a dynamic duo in the kitchen.
Charles Holley departed this life on April 14, 2020. He was pre-deceased by his loving wife Mrs. Lillie Patricia Holley, mother Mrs. Leona Holley, mother in law Mrs. Vera Canton-Jones, brother Ernest ‘Teddy’ Holley, sister in law Jeannette Canton, and brother in law Arthur Canton Sr. (Butch/Blackie). He leaves to cherish his shining memory his sister Mrs. Lorraine Gilmore, brother Melvin Holley, sister in law Rose Holley, brother in law Larry Gilmore, Four Sons: Bruce Holley, Gregory Holley, Terrence Holley, Quincy Holley, and daughter in law Mrs. Daniella Cobb-Holley, Granddaughters: Chezell Holley, Summer Cobb-Holley, Leann Marie Holley and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and long standing friends.
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    Daniels Wilhemina Funeral Home Inc
    110 W. 131st. Street
    NEW YORK, NY 10027
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    RoseHill Cemetery
    479 N. Dean Street
    ENGLEWOOD, NJ 07631
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