Paul Howard Holmes, 76 of Spring Hill, formerly of Westbury, Long Island, passed away May 17, 2019 after a brief illness. He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Marie Linberg ; sons, Paul Howard Holmes, Jr. and Christopher Michael Holmes. He will be forever missed by Donna Roppolo, his significant other and his grandchildren, Gia Holmes and Christian Linberg and his great-grandson, Pakston Marshall. Paul was a retired Lieutenant of the Nassau County Sheriff’s Department in East Meadow, New York, where he worked in Corrections for 35 years. He was a member of the F.& A. M. Bethpage Hicksville Masonic Lodge No. 975 and the Long Island Garden Railway Society. Paul attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Hicksville, New York and Nativity Lutheran Church in Weeki Wachee, Florida. Paul was an honorably discharged Army veteran. He served in Fort Clayton, Panama during part of his service as a military police officer. He enjoyed continued friendships with those whom he served beside, as well as retired Corrections Officers of the Nassau County Sheriff’s Department. Paul will be fondly remembered for his caring, helpful, and dependable ways. He was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Alma (Fach) Holmes and his wife, Eileen (O’Halloran) Holmes . The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 21 from 4-7 pm at DeMarco Family Funeral Home 5399 Commercial Way Spring Hill, FL. 34606. A Funeral Service will be held at Nativity Lutheran Church 6363 Commercial Way Weeki Wachee, FL 34613 on Wednesday at 11 o'clock am.
As Paul’s final resting place will be in New York, the family asks that donations be made in his memory in lieu of flowers. It was Paul’s wish for donations to be sent to the Ezra H. Baker School Daycare to help provide summer camperships to low income students. Ezra H. Baker is located on Cape Cod, MA and is the school in which his daughter, Jennifer teaches.
Please send donations in Paul’s memory to the Ezra H. Baker Innovation School Daycare 810 Route 28, West Dennis MA 02638
Attention: Tanya Roza Home/School Counselor.
Arrangements in New York as follows:
Dalton Funeral Home
47 Jerusalem Avenue
Hicksville New York
(516) 931- 0262
Followed by burial