Joseph L. Holly age 95, of Sidney died 2:20 p.m., Friday June 28 at Wilson Memorial Hospital. He was born Nov. 5, 1917 in Miami County to John Westly and Gladys E. Ritter Holly, who preceded him in death. He married Leokadia Lilly Wolodzkowna Sept. 20, 1948 and she survives in Sidney.
Mr. Holly was a member of American Legion Post 217 and had worked for Sidney Tanning Company and Dorothy Love Retirement Community. He was retired from the U. S. Army after 22 years of service and receiving a bronze star for armed combat against an armed enemy in the Pacific theater during WW II and also fought in combat against the North Koreans.
Survivors include a son Richard (Mary Lou) Holly of Sidney and a daughter: Barbara Ann (Warren) Felder of Troy, 1 grandson David Sullenberger and 2 great grandchildren, and 2 sisters: Imogene Barlow of North Carolina and Joan Francis of Piqua, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by 3 brothers: Sam Holly, Harold Holly and Vincent Holly, 4 sisters: Mary Lovett, Katherine Gillmour, Helen Omlar and Shirley Smith.
Burial of cremated remains will be in Dayton National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to Wilson Memorial Hospital Foundation or to Dorothy Love Retirement Community. Memorial service will be 3:30 p.m. July 11 at North Broadway Church of Christ with Brent Wright, Evangelist officiating.