Kenneth John Holderith

July 22, 1926 - July 18, 2011
Kenneth John Holderith

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Kenneth J. Holderith, 84 of Hendersonville died Monday, July 18, 2011 at Four Seasons Elizabeth House. Born in New Jersey, he was a resident of Miami, Fla. for 37 years and had lived in Hendersonville since 1993. He retired after 25 years from Coral Gables Federal Savings and Loan, where he was an AVP, and managed the IT department.

An avid golfer for many years, he most recently was a member of the Crooked Creekers. He attended Mud Creek Baptist Church. He was a huge football fan, always interested in history, and always fair-minded. We will miss Kenís wonderful sense of humor and kind and generous spirit.

Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Cheryl Holderith; two daughters Elaine Kay and Robin Mett and her husband Gary all of Lakeland, Fla.; a step-daughter whom he raised as his own, Laurie Frailey and her husband Glen of South Sioux City, Neb.; grandson Jason Kay and wife Brittany and their children Lauren and Ian, granddaughter, Stacy Kay and her husband Marcos Cuellar and their daughter Ava, granddaughter Kristin Aldana and her husband Paul and their children Aiden, Alyssa, and Alex, granddaughter Courtney Cole and her daughter Alexis, and grandson Garrett Cole; his mother-in-law Lila Blakney; brother in law James Blakney and his wife Christine; nephews James and Kyle Blakney; and niece Jan Trauschke.

A funeral service will be held at 3 pm Thursday in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home with the Reverend Wally Shamburger officiating.


Thursday, July 21, 2011
12:00 AM

Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home - Directions
125 Orrs Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • July 19, 2011
    Nancy Gregory Tyler says:
    Our love and sympathy to all the family. I GREW UP ACROSS THE STREET FROM Ken when he lived in the Norwood area of Miami. Elaine and Robin where our playmates! I now live in Hendersonville. Our prayers are with you all. Nancy Gregory Tyler

  • July 19, 2011
    Joyce Gregory Welsh says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • July 19, 2011
    Howard and Thelma Gregory says:
    We have great memories being across the street neighbors with Ken and family in Miami, Florida.

  • July 20, 2011
    Debbie Shehan says:
    Cheryl, my family's thoughts and prayers have been with you both ever since my dad and Mr. Holderith shared a room at HHR. We will continue to remember you in our prayers throughout this difficult time and in the days to come.

  • July 21, 2011
    Lacy dylewski says:
    Cheryl, What a shock to read of Ken's passing. I am so sorry. If we can be of ANY help, please don't hesitate. My prayers are with you and your family. Blessings, Lacy