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Obituary for Anthony K. "Tony" Holmes Sr.

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

All services will be streamed via Zoom, please click the follow link or visit and enter the Meeting ID 885 8103 0434 and the password 663732.