William Joseph Holian

April 7, 1953 - October 31, 2020

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William Joseph Holian, 67, of Franklin, OH, formerly of Erlanger, KY, passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2020. He was a retired human resource manager with Atlas Roofing, he was active in many church ministries with his Parish Mary Queen of Heaven in Erlanger, KY. Bill also attended St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Springboro, OH. He was totally dedicated to his family, church and work. Bill will always be remembered for his colorful personality and unique sense of humor. He was preceded in death by his parents: Vernon and Rita Holian and sister: Betty Jeanne Oliver. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 45 years: Mary Holian; children: Chris (Nicole) Holian, Joe (Toni) Holian, Beth (Matt) Oelrich and Greg (Jenny) Holian; siblings: Beverly (Allen) Tabe, Patsy (Tom) Franxman, Bobby (Jayne) Holian, Ricky (Pat) Holian and Jimmy (Judy) Holian; grandchildren: Audrey, Jacob, Leah, Ben, Ella, Emily, Alaina and Zach and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 10:30 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 PM (Noon) at Mary Queen of Heaven Church, 1150 Donaldson Hwy, Erlanger KY 41018. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Latonia, KY is serving the family. Memorials are suggested to: Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care, 4380 Glendale Milford Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 and/or Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati, 4623 Wesley Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45212. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at www.connleybrothersfuneralhome.com.


Charles Zitnik - Nov 13, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Your whole family has been such an important part of MQH, we love you all! Prayers from Debbie, myself and the kids.
Emily Beckman - Nov 5, 2020
Mary and Family - It has been a difficult year for you with losing your dad, your sister and now your husband. Bill was a great guy and will be missed. He can crack jokes now with Bob. May Bill rest in the arms of the Lord.
Carol Leland Wagner - Nov 5, 2020
May the soul of THIS faithful servant rest in pease .
Conrad Pillai - Nov 5, 2020
To Bill's Family and friends, my condolences from Anne,Sean, Tara, Maya, Rita and family. Rest well Bill, you did your work on this planet,now help those on other realms; sure you will do it.
Joe Wolking - Nov 4, 2020
My most sincere condolences to the entire Holian family. Bill was one of the nicest guys I have ever known. He would give you the shirt off his back. We shared a lot of laughs at F.N. Sheppard.
Paul and Amy Lampone - Nov 3, 2020
We are very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Bill was generous with his time, talent and treasure at MQH and always had a smile on his face. God bless!
Dave “Snake” Ruschman - Nov 3, 2020
I knew Bill and his family many years , mainly through selling Christmas trees! His kids used to sweep the floor with tree branches! Deepest sympathy to you Mary , and to all your wonderful family! Rest In Peace, Bill!
Dan Stewart - Nov 3, 2020
I have know Bill all of my life. We were neighbors and went to Holy Cross.Bill was the type of guy, that if he told you that he was going to do something for you, you could take it to the bank. Rest well Bill.
Kathy Hale - Nov 2, 2020
Sending my deepest sympathy. I will keep you and your family in my prayers as always.
Eric &Dianne Glowka - Nov 2, 2020
Mary and family, Dianne and I are so sad to here of Bills passing. I enjoyed so much working with Bill. He could aways turn some of the most difficult situations into a hysterical laugh. Bill had such a wonderful personality and very knowledgeable. We will miss Bill greatly. All our love Eric and Dianne.
Susan Young - Nov 2, 2020
So sorry to hear this news. I knew Bill through Mary his wife. Mary and I worked together. Bill was such a fun loving guy. He enjoyed life so much. My prayers are with the family.
Karl - Nov 2, 2020
Mary and kids, Donna and I were saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a great man whom brought much joy to the very many lives he touched. He was an inspiration to many of us who worked with him and became his friend. He battled life’s curve balls with determination and faith. We will miss him greatly. We also hope you all can carry through this knowing he is now at peace with the angels. All our love you all. Karl and Donna
Joy Miller - Nov 2, 2020
To the Holian Family, I am deeply saddened to hear of Bill's passing, I have missed him here at Atlas since he retired. No matter what he was going through he always had a smile, a hug and a joke for you. He made a huge impression on me from day 1. Although I am saddened, I know after what he has been through he is in a much better place. He was a pillar of courage and strength for everything that he had went through. I know he will be missed dearly. My prayers are with you all!
Kate Spille - Nov 2, 2020
Beth, Thinking of you, your mom, your brothers, and all of your family. The way Ella's face would light up when grandpa played with her at the Down Syndrome walk was so sweet. And I know that is such a small fraction of the light and joy and caring that your father brought to your family. He is watching over you now, and I know he is so very proud of you all. You are in my prayers, Kate Spille

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