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JOHN CALVERT HOLLAND, SR.

June 9, 1941 November 26, 2012
JOHN CALVERT HOLLAND, SR.
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Obituary for JOHN CALVERT HOLLAND, SR.

John Calvert Holland, Sr., son of the late John Richard Holland and Helen Virginia Brooks Holland, was born June 9, 1941. John was educated in the Calvert County Public School system at W.S. Brooks High School in Prince Frederick, MD. John began his career in 1960 with Lanham Masonry Contractors as a bricklayer helper. By 1961, he became a bricklayer and in 1965 established a partnership with Edward Holland, and Melvin Brown to form Calvert Masonry Contractors, Inc. In July 1975, John branched out on his own and created John C. Holland, Inc. which later became Holland Contracting Corporation. In June of 1963, John married his “Suga Wooga” Gertrude Elizabeth Johnson. He was a loving husband and devoted father. Their marriage was blessed with five children, and six grandchildren. By God’s grace and mercy, Dad came to know the Lord and committed his life to Christ. John and Gertrude enjoyed spending time together taking spur-of-the-moment road trips; visiting family and friends; and trying new restaurants, but going back to their old favorites. Family outings included amusement parks, showing his children his work, and car shows among other things. John enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren; gardening; hemi engines and fast cars; sports; and being a part of his children’s successes. He also enjoyed engineering buildings, erecting projects, operating equipment and apprenticing bricklayers. As you travel throughout Calvert County and beyond, you will see many of his accomplishments. Preceding him in death were his mother, Helen; father, John; brother, Maurice; and granddaughter Haley Alexandra. John leaves to cherish loving memories his wife Gertrude; five children, Caroline Combs (Kelvin); John Holland, Jr. (Kellie); Trudy Spriggs (Chauncey); Darrin Holland (Karen); and Donna Holland; five grandchildren, Marcus, Jonathan Alexander, Terrence, Cassaundra, Darrin Jr.; and a special son Charles “Chuckaroo” Harrod; two sisters, Helen (Frances) and Malinda (Otis); one brother Arthur (Marva); a sister-in-law Viola; plus a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

3

Dec

6:00 PM 12/3/2012 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/3/2012 8:00:00 PM
Zion Hill Church of God in Christ

12450 H.G. Trueman Road
Lusby, MD 20657

Zion Hill Church of God in Christ
12450 H.G. Trueman Road Lusby 20657 MD
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

4

Dec

10:00 AM 12/4/2012 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/4/2012 11:00:00 AM
Chesapeake Church

6201 Solomons Island Road
Huntingtown, MD 20639

Chesapeake Church
6201 Solomons Island Road Huntingtown 20639 MD
United States

Service

Tuesday

4

Dec

11:00 AM 12/4/2012 11:00:00 AM
Chesapeake Church

6201 Solomons Island Road
Huntingtown, MD 20639

Chesapeake Church
6201 Solomons Island Road Huntingtown 20639 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Chesapeake Highlands Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

3270 Broomes Island Road
Port Republic, MD 20676

3270 Broomes Island Road Port Republic 20676 MD
United States
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