MEMORIAM: Russ Holmes, Troy, MI, passes away
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Russ Holmes (12/03/2015)
Born in Michigan on September 14, 1939, Russ died peacefully on December 3, 2015 after a short battle with pancreatic and liver cancer
Russ met and married Doris Ann Dodge, also from Detroit. While they grew up in houses just eight blocks away from one another, they didn't meet until a fateful blind date on New Year's Eve. Married on August 26, 1961, Russ and Doris enjoyed a 54-year partnership.
Russell had countless hobbies. From fly-fishing to boat racing and wood turning, Russ didn't just pursue hobbies; he joined and often led so many organizations in support of them. His life-long love of Michigan lakes and rivers, and the fish that lived within them, provided many hours of joy to Russ, who served as a Commodore at Crescent Sail Yacht Club and member of Trout Unlimited. He also served as President of a Detroit Area Woodturners Club for several years. Almost since the beginning of the Detroit Area Woodturners, Russ served in many roles, including; elected officer, committee head, and board consultant. He was very progressive in trying to advance the woodturners’ skills and knowledge.
~ Roger Meeker, Detroit Area Woodturners
Russ (with his wife Doris) after receiving a platter honoring him for years of dedicated service as president of Detroit Area Woodturners.