John Anthony Holway

john holway

August 23, 1932 ~ November 20, 2017

Born in: Youngstown, OH
Resided in: Atlanta, GA

John Anthony Holway, 85, of Atlanta, GA, passed away on November 20, 2017.

Mr. Holway is preceded in death by his father Robert Holway and mother Marie Kane Holway along with seven brothers and sisters.
Survivors include: Long-time Friend/ Companion Patrick Smith and five children: Anne Holway Lisenbee of Cincinnati OH; John Thaddeus Holway, Lexington, KY; Kate Holway, Molly Holway and Sarah Maslia Galambos of Atlanta. Six Grandchildren and two Great Grandchildren.

Mr. Holway was a graduate of the University of Kentucky and a member of Phi Delta Theta. He also served as a Captain in the U.S. Army. In Atlanta, he was involved in the food Catering industry and served as Director of Catering at the Georgian Terrace Hotel. Mr. Holway was a Distinguished member of NACE and ISES, and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.
A native of Youngstown, OH, he will be interred at Calvary cemetery in Youngstown.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to:
A. The American Cancer Society 250 Williams St, NW Atlanta, GA 30303 404-315-1123
B. Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church 25 Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA 30312 404-522-6776

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  1. Charles P says:

    Uncle John, R & H drive-in, Kate swinging from the rope over the creek, Duke and Duchess, Sally playing guitar, The big garden. I was so young but I remember. Now you are free of pain and you are loved forever. You and Dad can watch over us all. Your family will miss you and hurt at times but they were so lucky to have you.

  2. Therese says:

    Uncle Johnny! Cutest and FUNNIEST uncle ever! Love you to the moon and back!

  3. Michael Cowles says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and loved ones. I’m so sorry. I will lift you up in thoughts and prayers!!!

  4. Phillip Combs says:

    Such a wonderful while hearted person. You will be missed

  5. Terri Teater says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you,and your family

  6. Kathy W says:

    John’s laughter and love for life touched everyone and anyone who met him. My love for the family he created is deep even after this much time. He is reuniting with Travis and my dad. Such fond memories…my heart goes out to my surrogate family with love to all💕.

  7. Lee Davis says:

    Mr: Holway was nicest men I have ever met: He always treated me with kindness and respect:
    He will surely be missed , the Lee Davis Family and the Klingon family send their thoughts and prayers to you all during this difficult time.

  8. Beth Shelton says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers to the family.

  9. Travis Patterson says:

    I don’t have enough space to talk about Mr Holway.
    I met him almost 50 years ago. He and my Dad going to work for CAP and moving to Lancaster, KY was such a gift. Growing up right next door to the Holway’s was more special than we knew. It was so great to reconnect with John and Sally last year. Where did 50 years go. Mr Holway always treated our family well. I hope he and my Dad are sharing a good laugh. Special people stay in your heart and mind forever.

  10. Dickie Holway says:

    RIP uncle Johnny will for ever remember that great laugh🤣 tell Mom and Dad hello for me

  11. Kelly Mathison says:

    An amazing man who showed us how to live fully. Ill always remember your amazing laugh and smile.

    Love to the Holway family,
    Kelly Mathiso

  12. Sharon Moskowitz says:

    Love to the holway family and those closest to him. It was his smile, laughter and warm hugs that will forever in my heart for John. Loving wishes, Sharon

  13. Susan Harrell says:

    John introduced me to the wonderful world of entertaining on a grand scale. He helped me navigate planning large corporate parties for the Southern Company for many years – I have such fond memories of the events he created for us at the High Museum some 20 years ago. He loved his family, loved his job – such a pleasure to have known him.

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