Death of a Classmate - William Clarence Holman, 22nd Co

William Clarence Holman, 82, died peacefully on January 28, 2013 in Irvington, Va.

He was predeceased by his parents, Walter and Doris Holman of Falls Church, Va.; his brother, John D. Holman of Falls Church, Va.  and a sister, Jeanne Holman Goring of Reno, Nev.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Alison Bell Holman, four sons and their wives, Nick and Chy, Stephen and Meg, James and Susie of Fairfax County, Va. and Rob and Mana of La Crescenta, Calif. and ten grandchildren.

He was born in Washington, D.C. on January 19, 1931 and raised in Washington and Falls Church, Va. He graduated from Western High School in January 1949, attended Bullis Prep and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1954. He was a line officer on the APA Cavalier and the aircraft carrier Philippine Sea. Following active duty, he remained in the Reserves and retired as a Captain.

He joined his brother in the operations of Capitol Boiler Works, established by their father in 1936, and served as president for many years before retiring in 1996.

With his wife, he raised his sons in McLean, Va., teaching them the joys of hunting and fishing and mini-bike riding. He loved taking them to the beach and off-shore fishing in Ocean City and, later, in Hatteras, N.C. There he found the maintenance of a beach house took most of his free time.

The move to a home on the Corrottoman River in Weems, Va. supplied his heart's desire of living with a boat in the back yard. In August 2011, he moved with Alison to the Rappahannock Westminster- Canterbury in Irvington, Va.

Services and interment will be private.

Memorials may be made to Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury Foundation, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington, VA 22480, United States Naval Academy Alumni Association, Class of 1954, 247 King George Street, Annapolis, MD 21402 or Alzheimer's Association, 4600 Cox Road, Suite 130, Glen Allen, VA 23060

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