The Virginian-Pilot
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DATE: Wednesday, December 28, 1994           TAG: 9412280384
SECTION: LOCAL                    PAGE: B4   EDITION: FINAL 
DATELINE: VIRGINIA BEACH                     LENGTH: Short :   29 lines


Lt. Cmdr. Clifford J. Holmes, USN (Ret.), 63, of Meadow Lake Road, died Dec. 26, 1994, in Virginia Beach.

He was born in Wheeling, W.Va., and was retired from the Navy after 28 years. He was a veteran of Korea and Vietnam.

Survivors include his beloved companion, Marilyn Wakeman of Virginia Beach; three daughters, Constance S. Holmes, Karen F. Holmes and Sharon L. McPhearson, all of Boston, Mass.; two sons, Clifford J. Holmes Jr. and Scott Michael Holmes, both of Boston; a brother, Richard Holmes of Wheeling; four grandchildren, Jennifer Holmes, Brian McPhearson, Jessie L. McPhearson and Sean Holmes, all of Boston. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Catherine Holmes, and two brothers, Jack H. and Harry ``Tiny'' Holmes.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, Virginia Beach, by Father John Peck. Burial will be in Princess Anne Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.