John L. Holmes, 65, of Lincoln University died July 7 after a long, hard battle with prostate cancer.He was the husband of Lorraine Holmes, with whom he shared 42 years of marriage.

He was born in Bala Cynwyd.

Mr. Holmes earned a bachelor's degree in science from Philadelphia College of Textiles, and a master's degree in chemistry from Duke University. He worked for various chemical-manufacturing companies, and opened his own manufacturing company with partner Tom Peta in 1998.

His success in life is best defined through his loving devotion and enduring commitment to his family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Cheryl, Scott, Sharon, and Mark; and 10 grandchildren.

His funeral Mass was Friday, July 11, at the Assumption BVM Church, 300 State Road, West Grove.

Burial was in St. Patrick Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Mision Santa Maria, P.O. Box 1019, Avondale, PA 19311.

Arrangements are & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square.

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