Dennis A. Holbrook
YORKTOWN - Dennis A. Holbrook, 56, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, following a
long and courageous battle with cancer. Prominent in the local banking industry,
Holbrook was associated with Central Fidelity Bank for 20 years and most
recently was City Executive for the Peninsula for BB&T, with which he has been
associated since 1990. Holbrook received his B.S. degree in Management and
Economics from Old Dominion University, and his MBA from The College of William
and Mary. He completed career-oriented courses from the University of Oklahoma
and the Colgate Darden School at the University of Virginia. He has taught at
the American Institute of Banking and was an adjunct faculty member of Thomas
Nelson Community College. An active participant in community life, Holbrook
served as a member of the Peninsula Rotary Club, the Newport News Lions Club,
and the Peninsula Housing & Builders Association. He served on the Audit
Committee for Bon Secours, and was Chairman of the Board of Mary Immaculate
Hospital for the past three years. He was a board member for the York County
Industrial Development Authority and Young Audiences of Virginia. He has been
active in the Virginia Peninsula United Way and served as a Unit Manager.
Holbrook served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of Northside Church of
Christ. Holbrook is survived by his wife, Lana; his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Clifford Holbrook of Newport News; a son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Lea
Holbrook of York County; a daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Steve Adair of
Germantown, Tenn.; a grandchild, Lauren Holbrook; his father and mother-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. Verna Earl Lane of Hampton; a cousin and his wife, Clyde and
Shirley Holbrook of Newport News; a brother-in-law Michael Lane and his fiancée
Terry Mawyer of Richmond. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on
Saturday, Jan. 25, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at
1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26, at Northside Church of Christ, 1300 George
Washington Memorial Highway by Minister, Larry Jones. Burial immediately
following at Peninsula Memorial Park. It is requested that memorials be in the
form of donations to the American Cancer Society.
Published in the Daily Press from 1/24/2003 - 1/25/03.
|I have such happy memories of Dennis...we
were in a skit together in our high school senior assembly at NNHS...we
worked together on Peninsula United Way Campaigns as well as numerous other
non profit organizations and events...Dennis handled my family's business
account at the old Bank of Hampton Roads when he first got into the banking
industry...and until I moved to Colorado in the early 90's our paths crossed
frequently. He will be missed!
DAVID KAHN (LITTLETON, CO
|Lana, Paul & I wanted to express our
deepest sympathy for the loss of Dennis. He will be missed so very much. Let
us know if we can do anything for you!!!
Paul & Rita
Hamilton (Raleigh, NC )
|To the family of Dennis:
I offer my condolence. It seems only yesterday when I lived next to you and remember what a fine young man he was. His purchase of that 64.5 red Mustang was a sight to behold. God Bless!
(Richmond, VA )
We were sorry to here of the loss of your father. One of the toughest things in life is the loss of someone you love. Although be comforted by the fact that his spirit will carry on through you and your family. Our deepest sympathies to you all.
All our love,
Tim and Deb
Tim Lavey (Orlando, FL )
|I remember Dennis as one of the most
unfailingly polite individuals I've ever encountered. All through high
school and college, whenever we met, he had a ready smile and a gracious
remark. It was always a pleasure to be in his company, as Dennis really
epitomized a true Southern gentleman. My sincerest sympathies to his family.
Carol Buckley Harty (Fayetteville, NC )
|Lana, Jason, Melissa, and family,
Our hope that you will soon find strength, comfort and peace. We will truly miss Dennis...his smile, warmth and humor. We know that on the day he joined God, we gained another Angel.
Our love always...
Aaron & Lee Anne Tragle (Roswell, GA )
|Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Marie and AL Roosendaal (Suffolk, VA )
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May wonderful memories forever remain in your hearts. God bless.
Cree & Sharon
Cree Lewis (Atlanta, GA )
|Our sympathy goes out to Dennis' family.
He was well respected by all who knew him.
Pauline and Ed Perry
Ed Perry (Knoxville, TN )
|I first met Dennis when my family moved
to Newport News from Maryland, and I entered Newport News High School in
September of 1961 to begin 10th grade. Being the "new kid in class" is not
much fun, but Fate sat me next to Dennis in that homeroom, and I can attest
that everything that has been said about him in this Guestbook was just as
true then, 41 years ago. He was a true friend and classmate, and I shall
miss his smile and laugh at our next reunion.
My deepest condolences to his Family.
David A. Spriggs
David Spriggs (Norfolk, VA )
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Dennis was a fine man and will be sadly missed.
May God bless you and keep in this time of need.
John & Pam King (Yorktown, VA )
|Our thoughts and prayers are with you
during this time.
Debbie & Lee Smith
Debbie Smith (Portsmouth,
We all know how much Dennis meant to us. Our deepest sympathy to you
and your family.
May God bless you and keep you in this time of need.
& Pam King (Yorktown, VA )
Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
Brenda West (Yorktown, VA )
|The doldrums of the day could always be
pushed away when Dennis had a story to tell. Not having worked with Dennis
for awhile, he will be forever remembered as a man who could find the
'light' side of any situation. Kind to everyone he met...a wonderful person
to work with...a caring man that will surely be missed by all that came into
his path. My deepest sympathies to your family...may they be strong...your
spirit will go on. Will keep all in my thoughts and prayers.
Cathy Dalton (Portsmouth, VA )
|To Lana, Melissa and Jason
I was saddened to hear of Dennis's passing. He will be greatly missed by all of us. Equally as important Hampton Roads will miss a great friend, banker and community leader. His humor and ability to always make everything all right were God given traits that made us all better because we knew him. You are all in our our prayers.
Tom Hasty (Chesapeake, VA )
|I will always remember the wonderful
times we had learning to be "Bankers" and enjoying everything life had to
offer. In those early years we worked hard and played hard. Our rewards were
great jobs and wonderful friendships. Dennis will be missed by all of us
that loved him.
William Rogerson (Richmond, VA )
|Lana, Melissa, and Jason,
We are so sorry to hear about Dennis. He lived a life to the fullest and we will certainly miss him. I wish we could be there with you but we are thinking of you and praying for you. We love you.
Amanda and Mike
Amanda Repke (Katy, TX )
Dennis was truly one of the most remarkable men that I have known. He served as a friend, confidant, advisor and mentor to everyone who knew him. Never did he utter an unkind or hurtful word, instead his boundless enthusiasm and high spirits were contagious to all around him. He was my good friend and I will surely miss him. My prayers have been with him and his family during his struggle, and continue to be with them during this hard time.
(Newport News, VA)
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