James Michael Holtje “Pop” was born at a Oceanside Hospital in New York on January 3rd, 1955 and passed away peacefully at his home in Spring Hill, FL on March 8, 2023. He grew up in his parent’s home alongside his brother, William, and sister, Patricia, in Uniondale, New York.
James married the love of his life, Tricia Scully Holtje, on February 15, 1973. Together they raised five beautiful children. James is succeeded by his loving wife, Tricia, his three sons, James Michael Holtje Jr., Michael James Holtje, and John Michael Holtje, as well as his two daughters, Jaclyn Holtje Derham and Michelle Holtje.
James had the privilege to be a grandfather “Pop” to nine grandchildren - Lillian Rose Holtje, James Michael Holtje III, Willow Rainey Holtje, Miriam Belle Holtje, Ruth Evalyn Holtje, Edith Audrey Holtje, Loxley Thomas Derham, Ellis Andrew Derham, and Gunnar James Derham.
He will be incredibly missed by his family and friends.
“Jesus replied, ‘I assure you that today you will be with me in paradise.’” Luke 23:43
You can attend the funeral mass virtually beginning at 9:55 am on Thursday 3/16/23, at:
Saint Theresa Catholic Church
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Funeral Mass James Holtje @ 10:00 am 03/16/2023
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