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Robert Joseph Holland

Robert J. Holland, of Scotts passed away on Sunday, February 20, 2022 at the age of 88. Robert was born on February 12, 1934 in Paw Paw. He was the son of Glenn and Winnie (Gleason) Holland. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. On October 5, 1957 he married Kathryn Mortellaro. Robert worked for the Upjohn Company for over 30 years prior to retirement. In his spare time, he enjoyed travelling in his car, doing his yard work and most importantly caring for his family. His family will remember him as patient, caring, having a great sense of humor and being funny, as well as always caring himself with dignity and honor to those around him.

Robert is survived by his three children: Mark (Marion) Holland, of IN; Annie (Joe Tsui) Mathis, of Kalamazoo; Judy Holland, of Scotts; six grandchildren: Tara (Chris) Hebeler, of Stevensville; Cassandra (Jon) Overstreet, of MO; Travis Mathis, of Grand Rapids; Hannah Mathis, of Grand Rapids; Dylan (Stacey) Seymour, of Portage and Alex Seymour, of Portage; two great granddaughters, Hailey Hebeler and Millie Hebeler. He is also survived by his siblings:  David (Carol) Holland, of OK; Richard (Jenell) Holland, of LA; brother and sister-in-laws:  Andrew (Barbara) Mortellaro, of Kalamazoo; Frances (Diale) Taliaferro, of RI; Bev Mortellaro, of Detroit; several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife Kathryn; parents: Glenn and Winnie Holland; brother and sister-in-law: Charles (Kitty) Holland and brother-in-law: James Mortellaro.

Entombment will be privately held at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery.

Please visit Robert’s webpage at www.amsfuneralhomes.com where you can read his obituary and sign his guestbook. Those who wish may make contributions to the Centrica Care Navigators.

The family is being assisted by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home and Cremation Society, 409 S. Main, Vicksburg, MI (269-649-1697).


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Bob was very kind and always seemed happy. I am glad to have had the pleasure of knowing him the past few years. He is missed.

Michelle Guthaus Mar 26 2022 2:06 PM

I had the pleasure of working with Bob several years at the Upjohn Co.
Always a pleasure to be around and a gentleman.

Darrell Plough

Darrell Plough Feb 25 2022 7:47 PM

Only 1 of 2 persons to call me Barbie! My parents approved. Remember my parents stories of Bob and Kathryn. Miss you! Hugs to Judy, Mark and Anne. Will think of Spagettios w my friend this Lent.

Barbara P. Feb 22 2022 8:30 PM

Thinking of you all. Hugs and prayers.

Ann Wright Feb 22 2022 12:33 PM

Mark,Ann and Judy,
I'm truly sorry for your loss.

Sue (Manion) Buskirk Feb 21 2022 10:55 PM

Bob was such a great neighbor to the Manion family in the "Milwood years". He always seemed to provide the steady calm beside Kathryn. We cherish the memories of him and all of you. What a fine family you are. Blessings, Char

Char Manion Feb 21 2022 9:01 PM