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Peter P. Holt

Peter P. Holt, 82, husband of Virginia A. (Pent) Holt of Cable Gardens, Ipswich, died Wednesday December 19, 2012 in the Port Healthcare Center, Newburyport following a long illness.

Born December 24, 1929 in Bala Cynwyd, PA  son of the late  Frances D. and Laura R. (Ayres) Holt, he was raised in Rosemont, PA with his eleven siblings. He attended Waldron Academy and Lower Merion High School where he would meet his future wife Virginia Ann.

Peter was a Sergeant in the USAF during the Korean War, stationed in Pensacola, FL, serving as a medical technician. He went on to pursue a lifelong career in the printing industry, running plants in Philadelphia and Boston.

Peter, an accomplished artist with a quick wit and a heart of gold, had a special ability to make those around him laugh and feel at ease.

Peter and Virginia had a daughter, Mary Kate, who died in 2006. He leaves behind three sisters, Molly, Carol, and Sue, his wife Virginia, and two sons, Peter Jr. and John. He will be dearly missed for all the lives he has touched.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 am Thursday, December 27, 2012 in Our Lady of Hope Church, Pineswamp Road, Ipswich followed by interment with Military Honors in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Town Farm Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.

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