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William 'Bill' M. Holme #x2013;; Rochester

ROCHESTER -- A memorial service for William "Bill" M. Holme will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Rochester Masonic Lodge. Cremation and burial will precede the service at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Mr. Holme, 86, of Rochester, died Tuesday (March 23, 2004) at his home.

He was born Sept. 5, 1917, in East Orange, N.J. Raised in Yonkers, N.Y., he graduated from high school in 1935. He attended Stevens Institute of Technology from 1935 to 1937 and then Columbia University from 1937 to 1939, graduating with a degree after majoring in philosophy and social sciences. He was a member of Chi Psi Fraternity. He was inducted into active duty with the U.S. Army Signal Corps in October 1940. He was commissioned in October 1941 and served five and a half years. He completed active duty, as a captain, in April 1946. After the war, he worked in various capacities and as a management consultant for small businesses until September 1962, when he began a career with IBM. He completed 29 years of service with IBM, working in engineering and planning capacities. He retired in 1992. He was ordained into the priesthood in the Liberal Catholic Church in 1963, knighted into the Order of Chevalier in the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem in 1986. He was active in the Masonic Fraternity, several orders, since 1943.

Survivors include one son, Raymond Arthur of Waterford, Maine; two grandsons; one brother, Robert Bragg Holme of Richmond, Va.; and one sister, Barbara Wheeler of Beverly Hills, Fla.

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