Benjamin J. Holmes

SEATTLE, Wash. — Benjamin J. Holmes passed away from Alzheimer’s disease on October 30, 2017, in Seattle, Washington.

Born in Laurium, on October 12, 1934, he spent his growing up years in Houghton, graduating from Houghton High School and Michigan Technological University with a mechanical engineering degree. He moved to Seattle and worked for the Boeing Company, Aerospace Division for next 40 years retiring in 1996.

Ben is survived by his wife, Barbara (Wiitanen) Holmeses; daughter, Jennifer; and grandson, Benjamin. Also, bothers, Alton of North Carolina, and Clyde of Duluth, Minnesota; sister, Joanne of Duluth, Minnesota.

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