Ralph D. “Bear” Holcomb, 67, of River Road, Hamilton, NY, passed away Friday, May 20, 2011 at his home.
He was born June 2, 1942 in Smyrna, one of nine children of the late Ralph E. and Margaret Hiscock Holcomb and received his education in local schools. On August 29, 1964, Ralph married Sally A. Foster in Smyrna. “Bear” most recently worked for Town and Gown in Hamilton. He had previously worked in construction and was a truck driver for Rockwell Trucking in Hamilton. He was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the NRA and the Smyrna Rod & Gun Club.
Surviving are his wife, Sally; his children, Bethanne and Andrew Szewczyk of Hamilton; Ralph “Smokey” and Jodi Holcomb of West Eaton; Rachel Holcomb and Eric Helgesen of Hamilton; three grandchildren, Olivia, Jacob and Molly Holcomb; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2pm Monday, May 23, 2011 from the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton NY, followed by interment in the Willcox Cemetery, Smyrna.
Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Monday from Noon until 2 pm prior to the service.