“I Like Bringing People Together”

Rockford Register Star, June 30, 2019, Alex Gary.

Holmes, Arthur Ernest

Born June 12, 1927, in Chicago, Illinois, to James and Maud (Ozouf) Holmes.

1945 graduate Calumet High School.

Later attended Illinois Wesleyan University.

Served his country in WWII and Korea as a paratrooper for the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division.

Taught in Rockford and Freeport Public Schools.

Died Feb. 27, 2015 in his home

Survived by wife and children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren.

Honquest Funeral Home; Grace United Methodist Church.

Source: Rockford Register Star March 4, 2015

Mendelssohn Perfoming Arts Center (Club)

Source: Rock River Times March 16- 22, 2011 Volume 18, Number 21

Handel Celebration