Frank P. Holloway, Jr.
Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. — Frank P. Holloway, Jr., 87, died peacefully Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. He will be laid to rest with his parents Frank P. Holloway, Sr. and Caroline Ellis and first wife Lecarda Johnson Holloway in Pass Christian, Miss. on the Gulf Coast where he spent his formative years.
He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as an electronics communications instructor. He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in chemical engineering. In 1948, he joined Carbon Products Division, Union Carbide, Fostoria, Ohio as project engineer and later the Stellite Division, Indianapolis, Ind. and Materials Systems Division, Columbia, Tenn., in management positions. In 1975, he moved to corporate headquarters, New York, N.Y. as President of the Electronics Division. His team received awards, including an Oscar for the development of lighting technology that enhanced movie production.
Retired in 1986 he divided his time between New York, N.Y. and Hanover, N.H., pursuing interests in travel, history, theater, carpentry and golf. He was an active board member of AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon, N.H., and built many easels and “hats” for painters stands. He also audited Spanish language classes at Dartmouth College. Frank was a family man with a big heart and a sense of humor.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Ann Audley Holloway, an artist; daughters, Gail Shiel, Jean Holloway Nahum; Ann’s daughter, Laura Shawn Bolger, son, John Sparks; nieces, nephews; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by sister, Ina Jean Bailey, son-in-law, Andrew Shiel.