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Dr. James H. Holda, Ph.D.

April 15, 1954 ~ July 27, 2019 (age 65)

Obituary

Jim Holda, Ph.D., 65, passed away July 27, 2019.  He was born April 15, 1954, in Detroit, Michigan, to the late Harry and Catherine Holda.  Jim was a professor at the University of Akron for 32 years, educating an entire generation of students in the healthcare field. His work has been instrumental in the comfort and healing of thousands. His impact will far and forever survive him. Jim enjoyed spending time with his family, watching baseball, reading, and riding his bicycle. He was a history buff, as well as an avid fan of Groucho Marx, the Three Stooges, Abbott and Costello, and other black and white classic films. 

 

Jim is survived by his wife, Sheri; sons, Ben Holda and Andy (Courtney) Janish; daughter, Jamie Janish; sister, Kathleen (Karl) Carter; grandchildren, Bentley, Chase, and Olivia; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

 

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 P.M. on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road (SR619), Akron, Ohio 44319.  A memorial service will take place at 4:30 P.M. with Pastor Jeffrey Hancock officiating. Private inurnment will take place at Glendale Cemetery in Akron, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the University of Akron, Department of Development, Akron, Ohio 44325-2603 for the Dr. James Holda Memorial Scholarship for Biology if you prefer you can use this link uakron.edu/giving/holda, or simply text HOLDA to 41444.  To leave a special message online for the family, visit our website at www.schermesserfh.com.

 

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Services

Gathering of Family and Friends
Saturday
August 10, 2019

1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Schermesser Funeral Home
600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319

Celebration of Life
Saturday
August 10, 2019

4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Schermesser Funeral Home
600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319

Private Inurnment

Glendale Cemetery
150 Glendale Avenue
Akron, OH 44302

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