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Services set for Thomas Holmes

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Thomas Patrick Holmes Jr., 77, of Porter, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013 in Michigan City.

He was born Aug. 10, 1935 in Chicago, the son of Thomas Patrick Holmes Sr. and Margaret (Shine) Holmes, who preceded him in death.

He is survived by his daughters, Cynthia (Patrick) Ferguson of East Granby, Conn., Susan Martin of Homewood, Ill., and Jennifer (Scott) Intravia of Niles, Mich; a son-in-law, Manuel Martin of Porter; a sister, Dolores (Bob) Scheelen of Medford, Oreg.; grandchildren Paige Martin, Scott V., Sierra, Savannah and Spencer Intravia, and Lindsay Bay; and a great grandchild, Jordyn Bay-Kent.

Thomas worked in management for Illinois Bell for approximately 30 years before retirement. He graduated from St. Rita High School in Chicago, class of 1953. He especially loved spending time with his family and enjoyed being outdoors, listening to music, antique cars and photography. Thomas had a strong love of football and was a big fan of the Bears and Seahawks.

A memorial visitation is scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway in Chesterton.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Posted 3/7/2013