SSG Eric Holman

February 24, 2024 - August 15, 2012

US Army Explosive Ordnance Tech, age 39, formerly from Ohio Township, on August 15, 2012 was killed in action in Afghanistan. Husband of Terri L.; loving father of Misha D. age 7; son of Carol S. and David L. Holman (Jan); grandson of Marjorie DeCoursey (the late Joseph) and Katherine Holman (the late J. David); brother of Lisa M. Long (Kerry), Kevin L. Holman (Ashley) and step-brother of Laura Zeno, nephew of Kathy O’Donovan (Jim), Patricia Westfall (Marty), Kim Graff (Jim), Barb Westerman (the late Jerry) and Kathy Crisanti (Sal), uncle of Jeremy, Robyne, Dean, Jadelyn and Audrey. Friends received Saturday and Sunday 2-4, 6-8 PM at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME of CRANBERRY, 2678 Rochester Rd., Cranberry Twp., (724) 772-8800. He will be laid to rest Monday Aug. 27, 2012 at 2:00PM at Mt. Nebo Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Eric was a graduate of Avonworth High School class of 1990 and Penn State University class of 1995. Eric was a former member of the Elite US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team performing at various Stadiums and Air Shows throughout the United States. Eric followed his passion of patriotism when he left the Golden Knights and entered EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposition) training. He was deployed in January 2012 to Afghanistan with the 767th EOD Battalion from Fort Bragg, North Carolina when he lost his life. Eric touched many in his 39 years and will be deeply missed and loved forever by all. Donations in Eric’s memory can be made out to EOD Memorial Foundation, 822 Coldwater Creek Cir., Niceville, FL 32578-1658 or The Army Golden Knights will perform a Memorial Service at Grove City Airport in October 2012.

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  • JoanneKovach

    So sorry to hear of the loss of a courageous young man. We are and will always be PENN STATE.
    Thank you for serving. Thank you for your sacrifice. May God bless the family and comfort you with the peace that passes all understanding.

  • Perry Stultz, Al Stultz and family

    Dave and all of Eric’s family
    I am always saddened and say a prayer when i read my PGR email.I was especially saddened when i got this one and realized who it was.Words cannot express the degree of sorrow we have for your loss.Even though I did not know Eric, I will never forget the sacrifice he and his family have made in service to our country.I only wish i could have stood with the PGR on this mission to honor your FALLEN HERO

  • Elaine Homison

    May God be with Eric Family during this difficult time,may the comfort of God’s loving arms carry you through the quiet moments, and bring you peace. Always keep your memories close to your heart. And THANK YOU ERIC for making the U.S.A. a safe place to live. GOD BLESS YOU ALL

  • Janis Coryea

    I knew Eric briefly when he was skydiving at Skydive Pa…. He was such a nice guy! My condolences go out to Terri and son and family. Sincerely, Janis “Shuttle chick”.

  • Ken & Crystal Eastgate & Family

    We extend to all the family our deepest sympathies in the loss of Eric. It is with sincerity that we thank him for his service. May God Bless and Keep him.

  • Donald Sulkowski and Family

    Our sincere sympathy to the Holman family for the utimate sacrifice that he has made for all of us in the country.

  • Dom & Susan Madaffari

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sadness. Words are so hard to come by. I can only imagine how this feels.

    Please know that we thank Eric for his service and we ask God to hold him close.
    We ask that the angels give comfort to all the family.


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