DAVID WILLIAM HOLLAND
David W. Holland, 65, of Albany passed away on July 6th, 2021 at Albany Medical Center.
David was born on October 11th, 1955 in De Kalb, NY to parents James and Hazel Fern (Bigelow) Holland.
David was a kind and considerate man. He was a man of few words, but when he spoke it was impactful. Often sharing things of interest, thoughtful reflection, or a witty unexpected one liner. He took pride in his work as a nursing home custodian, always taking care to provide the residents with a comfortable living space. He always cherished his family. He was one of 11 siblings and growing up he was known to cover for sisters and take the blame if they had misbehaved to protect them from getting in trouble. He was a loving uncle to his many nieces and nephews and he was particularly close to his nephew Herb and Niece Vicky, for whom he was a lifelong father figure to. He took joy in simple things, such as spending time with family, watching his favorite Sci-Fi shows, and collecting baseball cards. He was a gentle and profound presence in the lives of those who knew him best.
In addition to his parents David is predeceased by his siblings Otis, Roger, Norma, and Frederick. Survivors include his siblings James, Robert, John, Linda, Lisa, and Hazel, nephew Herbert (Jill) Holland, nieces Nina Garcia and Victoria McGoldrick, great-nieces and great-nephews Maggie, Maxwell, Divinyae, Nor ADeen, and, Nino, as well as many other loving family members.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Monday, July 12th, 2021 at the Calvary United Methodist Church, 15 Ridge Pl, Latham at 1:00 p.m. immediately followed by military honors.
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