William B. Holman, 91, of Lewes, Del., passed away Saturday, May 30, 2009, in Harbor Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Lewes. He had attended the Iowa Success School, Parsons College, George Washington University and the Cockran Art Gallery. He retired from the U.S. government after 32 years in the field of financial management and moved to Rehoboth Beach in 1972.
During his years in Washington, D.C., he was active in teaching and calling square dances and assisting foreign-exchange students with housing in his home. He traveled to Europe and South America. His interests were fishing, skiing, artwork, flower arranging, singing, gardening, collecting antique glass, playing the organ, cooking and writing poetry. He also authored a book, “Dear Teacher,” and a cookbook.
In Rehoboth Beach, he was president of many organizations: Beachfield Homeowners Association, Meals on Wheels of Lewes and Rehoboth, AARP Chapter 3543, National Assn. of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1690, and NARFE State Federation of Chapters. He was treasurer of the Rehoboth Art League and of its outdoor Fine Arts Show for many years. He was a member of the Lewes Men’s Chorus and was honored with the Coast Press Person of the Year 2000 award.
A service will be announced in the fall. Interment will be in Mobridge, S.D. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.