Cecil “Chet” T. Holliday

Published 8:52 pm Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Cecil “Chet” T. Holliday, 87, of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, died at home on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018.

Born in Vicksburg, he was the son of Ella (Chappell) and John E Holliday.

Chet grew up in Mississippi and then enlisted in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict.  He met the love of his life, Shirley, at a dance while stationed at Moffett Field in California.

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They started their family in California before Chet was transferred to Pennsylvania.

Chet and his beloved wife, Shirley M. (Andersen) Holliday, celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary in September 2018.

Chet worked at Litton Industries for 25 years and later at Brodart Industries, before retiring.

He enjoyed fishing, golfing, hunting, gardening and his Saturday “breakfast with the boys.”

Lover of country music, catfish fries, and a good beer, Chet was a voracious reader, amateur meteorologist, raconteur, and smartest guy in the world.

Above all else, Chet loved his family and cherished every moment he had with his wife, kids and grandkids.

In addition to his wife, Shirley, he is survived by his son John, husband of Adele; daughters Lauri, wife of David Pierce, Catherine, wife of Edward Oehrig, and Wendy, wife of John Alleborn; grandchildren Cristen Oehrig, wife of Tyler Satre, Madeline Alleborn  and Finnian Alleborn; nieces, nephews and many cousins.

Chet was predeceased by his beloved sister, Helen (Holliday) Lee.

There will be a private memorial service for immediate family, handled by Crouse Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Please visit www.crousefuneralhome.com to sign a register book or share a fond memory.

In memory of Chet, please consider donations to the AMDF, American Macular Degeneration Foundation at www.macular.org.