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Anthony Holmes

Anthony K. "Tony" Holmes Sr.

Saturday, April 23rd, 1960 - Friday, January 22nd, 2021
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Obituary

Anthony "Tony" K. Holmes, 60, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ.

Mr. Holmes was born April 23, 1960 in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Robert Dixon and Carol Holmes. Tony grew up in Newark, before relocating to Somerset.

Tony earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Empire Technical School, better known as DeVry University. For many years, Tony was a computer programmer for Dow Jones in Jersey City and NYC. Tony’s passion was fitness, especially weight training, nutrition and body building. He was a proud and exceptional personal fitness trainer for various local gyms including his main home gym Apollon. When he was not at the gym, Tony loved to play football and basketball. He was an avid video game tester, player and was an advisory board member at Sony Computer Entertainment (PlayStation). Tony loved going to the beach and going out dancing with his adoring wife, Clarice. Tony was a devoted member of the Covenant Church in Destrehan, LA and at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in New Brunswick. He was a man of faith, having read and recited the bible every day. Above all, Tony loved and admired his family and friends.

Mr. Holmes was preceded in death by his mother, Carol Holmes and his Father-in-law Rev Dr Clarence Brown.

He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Clarice Holmes; his sons, Anthony Holmes Jr., Terel Holmes and his wife Alexandria, DC Curry and his wife Shacara and Timmy Page; his daughters, Dominique “Nikki” Holmes and Shante Holmes and her husband Jason Bryan, his father, Bobby Dixon; his in law Annye Brown; his brothers, Robert “Tony” Dixon and his wife Lou, Jeff Dixon and his wife Tanya, Gary Lockhart and his wife Fredericka; his sisters, Pam Taylor and her husband Robert, Karen Isabel and her husband Ellis, Cindy Grier and her husband John and Antoinette Montague. His sister-in-law Donna Clovis and her husband Jim. His brother-in-law Clarence Brown Jr and his wife Iris. He is also survived by his five grandchildren, Trinity, Staysia, Xavier, Akeri, Donnie and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends may visit on Friday, January 29, 2021 from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at the Gleason Funeral Home, 1360 Hamilton Street, Somerset, NJ 08873.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday at the funeral home. Burial and committal service will follow at Franklin Memorial Park Cemetery in North Brunswick.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in memory of Tony Holmes to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org.

All services will be streamed via Zoom, please click the follow link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88581030434?pwd=aFgzY1BURDYyUG5uL1FxTlhaTXk1QT09 or visit www.zoom.com and enter the Meeting ID 885 8103 0434 and the password 663732.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 29th, 2021 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Friday, January 29th, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Gleason Funeral Home
    Address
    1360 Hamilton Street
    SOMERSET, NJ 08873
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    All services will be streamed via Zoom, please copy the link
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88581030434?pwd=aFgzY1BURDYyUG5uL1FxTlhaTXk1QT09
    or
    visit www.zoom.com and enter the Meeting ID 885 8103 0434 and the password 663732.
  • Service

    Friday, January 29th, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, January 29th, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    Gleason Funeral Home
    Address
    1360 Hamilton Street
    SOMERSET, NJ 08873
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    All services will be streamed via Zoom, please copy the link
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88581030434?pwd=aFgzY1BURDYyUG5uL1FxTlhaTXk1QT09
    or
    visit www.zoom.com and enter the Meeting ID 885 8103 0434 and the password 663732.
  • Interment

    Location
    Franklin Memorial Park
    Address
    1800 NJ-27
    NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ 08902
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    All services will be streamed via Zoom, please copy the link
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88581030434?pwd=aFgzY1BURDYyUG5uL1FxTlhaTXk1QT09
    or
    visit www.zoom.com and enter the Meeting ID 885 8103 0434 and the password 663732.

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Jeffrey Dixon

Posted at 08:16am
As one of his brothers, I just remember working with him in the computer industry in Livingston, New Jersey. I also remember just how much he enjoyed dancing and partying at the Zanzibar in Newark in the early days. He also would talk with me so much about how he loved all of his brothers and sisters and how glad he was to have meant everyone; Pam, Tony, Cindy, Gary and Karen. Sometimes we would get into some heated discussion because he thought he knew everything." I used to tell him "you think your a walking encyclopedia, lol; but it was all good. He would often speak about "Ma Lou" and ask how she was doing; and if I had talk with Bobby today as he would call him, lol. Later in life, I noticed our conversation changed much to talking about the love of Christ as we got older. So to everyone listening, know he is never gone because he gave his life to Jesus Christ. That is one thing I know he did know, and that is Christ!

Love always,

Jeffrey, aka "Jeff Rock" as he would call me...
 

Clarice Holmes Posted at 08:21pm

amen.... so true!
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Richard Arline

Posted at 11:25pm
Hello Clarice,
I was emotionally saddened to hear of Tony's death. Tony and I developed a brotherly relationship while training at Maximum Fitness Gym in Somerset. He was my go to partner. We would talk about training, family, life situations and proper nutrition while training. He talked about all the time. His smile would always brighten my day when I wasn't feeling it. We spent countless hours trying to lift more weights than our bodies could bear. We would always say with a smile "No Pain No Gain." We know the pain payed off for Tony. He looked awesome. I would tell him when I matured I wanted to look like him -:). He was my biggest supporter during my campaigns. We contacted each other a few times when I moved to North Carolina. He will always be in my thoughts and memories of good times. Whenever I think of Tony, I will think of you.

Richard Arline
 

Clarice Holmes Posted at 08:22pm

such precious comments. Sigh
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Pam Taylor

Posted at 06:02pm
I hope that cherished memories and knowing that Tony loved the Lord and accepted Christ as his Savior will bring comfort and peace. Here are a few pictures of Tony with his brother, sisters, uncles and young cousin from the 1970's. Rest in glory, Tony.
 

Clarice Holmes Posted at 08:22pm

thanks sister Pam.. With much love
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