Today, April 4, 2017, is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Kenneth Owen Holmes.
Ken was born in Schodack Center, NY and grew up in Nassau, NY, near Albany.
He was the youngest of the six children (one of whom died in infancy) of Clarence and Alice Holmes.
In 1940 he married Norma Hanson.
During World War II he joined the Navy and served in the Pacific as a radar officer with Patrol Bombing Squadron 106.
After the war he and Norma had three kids.
Ken worked as an electronics engineer, first at the Air Force Cambridge (MA) Research Laboratory, then at Melpar, and finally from 1959 to 1982 at General Electric in Syracuse, NY.
Ken and Norma were married for 48 years.
After Ken’s retirement they moved to North Carolina, where he died in 1988.
I miss him.