Ralph D. Holloway of Johnson City, NY passed away peacefully with his family by his side September 13, 2021. Ralph is preceded by his parents, Ralph and Margaret Holloway, his brother David and nephew John Johnston. Ralph is survived by the love of his life of 69 years, his wife, Patricia (Scanlon) Holloway, his cherished son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Karen and his treasured grandchildren Brian and Megan. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Elizabeth Holloway, nieces Debra Johnston and children Katie and Jake, and Beth (Tim) Skaats and children, Brittany and Parker. Ralph is also survived by many nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors. Also, very special friends Edward & Romayne Dougherty and children Susan and Patrick, Mark & Candy Maxian and children Aly & Jax. Ralph graduated from Johnson City High School in 1950. Following high school Ralph enlisted in the U.S, Air Force and served with the Military Air Transport Service (MATS), stationed in Anchorage, Alaska during the Korean Conflict. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with high honors and then Syracuse University with a Masters Degree majoring in Business and Education. Following a brief period working for Ansco Film Corporation and General Electric he began a 35 year career as a Professor in the business department at Broome Community College. He taught many business and computer science courses during his career and was a mentor to students and faculty. He served as a manuscript reviewer for several major publishers of college textbooks and co-authored several data processing manuscripts. He was a member of several national education associations. Ralph was an avid fly fisherman who spent many hours on the BeaverKill River over the years with David, Scott, and Brian. He tied his own flies and was proud to pass on his skills, knowledge and a lot of fish stories with Scott and Brian. He was also a long time member of Trout unlimited. Ralph was an accomplished bowler competing in several Southern Tier leagues and also competed in the Empire State Senior Games. In addition to winning many local and state awards he was also proud to have bowled several 300 games. Ralph enjoyed oil painting and literature. During his retirement he completed several courses at Binghamton University and was a member of the Lyceum. He also looked forward to meetings with former BCC colleagues over coffee and lunch trying to solve the world’s problems. Ralph was an active member of the Johnson City 50 Year Club, and served on the Board of Directors of Your Home Public Library in Johnson City. He was a member of All Saints’ Episcopal Church and a former member of the church vestry. Ralph also enjoyed spending many Octobers at Bethany Beach with the Dougherty’s. The most enjoyable times of Poppo’s retirement were spent being in attendance at school concerts, sporting events, and watching Megan compete in her equestrian shows. He also loved spending the 4th of July at the lake having clam eating contests with his grandchildren and watching the fireworks. He also looked forward to his nightly video calls from Megan when she was at college. He couldn’t wait to hear how her day was and what she learned about horses that day. As a husband, father, grandfather, and professor, Ralph touched many lives and shared many life experiences that will be passed on for many generations. The family would also like to express special thanks to Ralph’s nurse, Kristy whose care and compassion brought great comfort to him. In addition many thanks to Lourdes Hospice especially Shannon, Hilary, and Jessica for their kindness and care these last few weeks. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday at All Saints Episcopal Church, 475 Main Street, Johnson City at 11:00am. Burial will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Sunday at the Barber Memorial Home, Inc., 428 Main Street, Johnson City from 2:00-5:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made in Ralph’s memory to the BCC Foundation, Inc., PO Box 1017, Binghamton, NY 13902-1017
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