William Holmes

William Theodore Holmes

Monday, February 2nd, 1942 - Wednesday, December 25th, 2019
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William “Ted” Holmes

William “Ted” Holmes passed away peacefully on Christmas Day at Hospice Maui Hale. He was the only son born to predeceased parent; William & Marie Holmes on February 2, 1942 (Ground Hog Day) in Lancaster, California. He is survived by his wife of 39 + years, Clarice, sons: Greg (Kimberley) of Arizona, Ivan (Kelly) of Oregon, daughters: Wendy Holmes of Texas and Karen Orosco of California. Sisters: Charlotte German (Oxnard, CA), Helen Mattarocci (Lancaster, CA) and Debra Holmes (Porterville, CA) Brother -in-laws: Louie Sablan (Arizona), Joe (Kathy) Sablan (CA), Kenny Sablan (CA), James Sablan (CA) and sister-in-laws: Isabelle Camacho (CA) Donna (Lamont) Freeman (CA)and mother-in-law Lorraine Sablan (CA) and several nieces and nephews.

At a young age Ted began working on vehicles and continued in that field of work. He worked for Los Angeles County Mechanical Department Shops & Garages as a Sheriff station mechanic and then as one of 4 generator mechanic for the entire county. Ted & Clarice moved their family to Oregon in 1982 and opened Ted’s Automotive shop in Winston, Oregon for 10 years and then moved to Maui in 1991. Ted worked at HC&S in the hauler shop and then transferred over to Kahului Trucking and Storage. He left for about 4 years and was the first mechanic hired by Ryder on Maui. He opened their first shop over by Sack-N-Save. He then went back to KT&S and was in management. He retired from there in 2007. He enjoyed traveling, working on refrigeration trucks, and many friends’ vehicles. He volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and Kaunoa Senior Services Leisure Program and the Senior Softball League on Sundays.

A Celebration of Life will be on Monday, February 17, at 11 a.m. at the VFW in Kihei where Ted & Clarice celebrated their 25th & 35th year anniversary parties.
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    Monday, February 17th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday, February 17th, 2020 11:00am
    VFW Hall
    1136 Uluniu Road
    KIHEI, HI 96753
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Lorraine & Dave Holmes

Posted at 03:48pm
With heartfelt condolences,
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Posted at 08:12am
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. And always remember God's promise "And death will be no more neither pain mourning nor outcry be anymore." The former things have passed away"

Lorraine B. Holmes

Posted at 05:20pm
Lorraine & Dave Holmes

As Ted will be physically missed, he will always be with us in our hearts & memories. Condolences to Clarice & Family Love You!


Donna Freeman

Posted at 09:11pm
Rest In Peace brother Ted. You will truly be missed but I know you will always be watching over us. Thank you for loving our sister as much as you did & putting up with our crazy family. I’m sure Chiko, Wendy & Murray were there to greet you when you got to heaven. You will forever be in our hearts. Love Sis Donna. P.S. Lamont is having a Modelo for you. :).


Les, Tina and Kristy

Posted at 08:25pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Rest in Peace my GOOD ftiend.
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