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“I was lucky having Roger as a friend. Long ago,as teens we worked at Smittys Fishing Station in Babylon and fished Great South Bay.What a loss for...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Ray Hansen Hansen - NY - Friend

“We would like to send you our condolences. I'm so sorry to hear about Roger. What a legacy he leaves. I have such fond memories visiting Florida and...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Michael Reap - Rochester, NY

“We are so very sorry to hear about Roger. He was a very caring person, a great inspiration and loved by all. He will be missed! ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Sparky & Jacqueline McLoughlin - NY

“We just wanted to tell you all how saddened we were to hear of the passing of your father. He was always such a gentleman. Please extend our sympathy...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Bachir Virginia El-kassis - FL

“We just wanted to tell you all how saddened we were to hear of the passing of your father. He was such a great man. Please extend our sympathy to...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Virginia and Bachir El-kassis - FL

“Roger was an amazing mentor and friend. Will always treasure my time together with he and family.You are each in my thoughts and prayers.Lots of Love...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Michael Boone - Glastonbury, CT

“Dan, Michelle and family,We are saddened to her of your dad's passing. We send you all our deepest condolences. We have such fond memories of being...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Rosalie Reap - Syracuse, NY

“Mr. Holmes was one of those amazing man who made a difference with his family and the community. He will be truly missed. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Vic Lavetan, secretary to Maureen H. Kennon for 25 years - FL

“Roger was a great uncle and even better brother to my mom. He had an adventurous spirit and cared very much for his family and extended family. I...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: bryan mcloughlin - west islip, NY

Holmes, Roger W.
Roger Holmes, born in Babylon, NY, September 19, 1938, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on February 22, 2017. He was predeceased by his wife, Maureen, in 2003. After graduating from Babylon High School in 1957, Roger served in the Coast Guard until the untimely death of his father. Taking control of the family business, Holmes Ambulance and Oxygen Service, Roger transformed the struggling company into one of the largest Home Care supply companies in the New York Metro area. He sold Holmes Medical Supply in the mid 1980's.

An avid fisherman and boater, Roger and Maureen set off on the Lady Maureen and found their new home in Jupiter, Florida, at Admirals Cove. Roger loved to travel, from his favorite fishing spot in Cabo San Lucas to many spots around the world. Not one to retire, his entrepreneurial spirit led him to a career in real estate with his three sons. While successful in all his business ventures, family was his priority in life. Roger was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle, friend and mentor to many. Roger was a one of a kind guy with a great sense of humor. He was very generous and will be sorely missed by all those who knew him. Many fond memories will continue to live on in our hearts and minds forever. We are consoled by his strong faith, and know that he is at home and at peace.
He is survived by his sons, Chris, David and Dan; their wives Debbie, Lori and Michele; and his grandchildren, Christopher, Tim, Julianne, Stephanie and Danny; as well as many adoring nieces and nephews
A Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 26th from 2 PM to 5 PM at Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, 250 Center Street, Jupiter, FL; A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Monday, February 27th at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 13591 Prosperity Farms Rd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL followed by an entombment at Riverside Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Missionaries Guadalupanas of the Holy Spirit, 5467 West 8th St., Los Angeles, CA 90036 (web site For directions and online condolences visit