Robert F. Holland

  • Born: August 22, 1931
  • Died: March 21, 2020
  • Location: Douglassville, Pennsylvania

Kish Funeral Home

2811 West Chester Pike
Broomall, PA 19008

Tel. (610) 359-1111

Tribute & Message From The Family


Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather

Holland
1931~2020

Robert F. Holland, 88, of Douglassville, PA, formerly of Royersford and Aldan, PA, passed away March 21, 2020, at Reading Hospital.

He was born in Philadelphia to Francis A. Holland and Sara Gladys Galbraith on August 22, 1931.

Bob served in the Navy aboard the USS Wisconsin, saw battle in the Korean War, and was awarded the United Nations, National Defense, and Korean Service medals.
He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Temple and Drexel Universities respectfully.

Bob served as Vice President for several Philadelphia food chains during his career, was an accomplished Zydeco dancer, and avid bird watcher.
He is preceded in death by former spouse Geraldine C. Holland; and survived by his daughter, Leslie McQuillis (William), son, Robert M. Campellone (Elizabeth Rosales), and granddaughter, Carina Del Valle Campellone.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, funeral services and interment will be announced after the current health crisis has passed.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dad, Happy Birthday. I loved you. You were a wonderful father when we were young. I have very cherished memories of my childhood because of you.

Posted by LESLIE MCQUILLIS - ROYERSFORD, PA - Family   August 22, 2020

We love you so much Grandpop, and you will be sorely missed. Thinking of you always.

Posted by Carina Campellone - Washington, DC - Family   April 11, 2020

Bob I will miss you more than you know. Our phone calls & laughs. You will always be my favorite dance partner & friend. I love you.

Posted by Sally Cannon - West Chester, PA - Friend   April 04, 2020

Bob was a dear dance friend. He moved with such energy and joy -- I was surprised to learn his age here. When he was living in Royersford, Bob and I attended the Blob Ball in Phoenixville, a 1950's dance -- it was so much fun. Another special dance night was when his granddaughter came with him to a Saturday night Peppermint dance. I (and all of his dance partners) will miss him.

Posted by Gina Arasin - Phoenixville, PA - Friend   March 27, 2020

Dear Leslie and Robbie, so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Joe and I have very fond memories of him and hope that your family finds peace during this very difficult time.

Posted by Patricia Suckiel - Runnemede, NJ - Family   March 27, 2020

Bob was such a sweet man. So kind and thoughtful. He was one of my favorite dance partners at the TK Club. He did all the dances, waltz, swing, zydeco and was so smooth. We always laughed and talked while dancing. He will be missed by all the ladies!!

Posted by Mary Durbano - Todos Santos, Baja Californi, CO - Friend   March 26, 2020

Prior to 2008, when we lived in SE PA, Bob would often travel to music festivals in our car. He was always delightful company. He was a big part of our dance community. We will miss him.

Posted by Heather and Bobby Rabinowitz - The Villages, FL - Friend   March 25, 2020

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Bob's favorite National Wildlife Refuge: John Heinz NWR at Tinicum. A FaceBook fundraiser has been established in his name: https://www.facebook.com/donate/2538384769812711/10218966970703348/

Posted by Rob Campellone - Albuquerque, NM - Son   March 25, 2020

Bob was such a kind soul, true gentleman and a fun dancer. (That's me with him in Heather's post). Blessings to your family.

Posted by Julie Angel - wyndmoor, PA   March 24, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Mimi Leonars - Glenside, PA - Friend   March 24, 2020

Bob was a kind and gentle soul, always willing to share a dance with any of the women in our Zydeco community.

Posted by Heather Rabinowitz - The VIllages, FL - Friend   March 24, 2020

Hi Bob, I am so sorry I didn't get up to the hospital to see you. I had pneumonia and then had family obligations (birth of a new grandbaby). You were such a joy to dance with and I loved playing you hard in tennis. Great sense of humor and you would crack me up. I didn't realize you were in the Korean War, so was my dad, and he talked about it often in the end. He passed in June, age 89, you may have known each other... Love to you Bob, thanks for all the wonderful dances. Rest in peace my friend, we are in for some wild times.

Posted by Karen Bacot - Newark, DE - Friend   March 24, 2020

Bob was a firm believer in higher education. He was very proud the day his granddaughter graduated from Virginia Tech.

Posted by Rob Campellone - Albuquerque, NM - Son   March 24, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss. Your dad loved to dance with the ladies at our Cajun and zydeco dances. He was one of the best leads in waltzes. He will be missed.

Posted by Dale Apple    March 24, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Your father was a dear friend and a joyful dancing partner to me. He introduced me to bird watching and made it such fun. I will always remember the laughs we shared; he always could make me laugh. I loved that he could laugh at himself. I am so glad he he was in my life. Blessings to all of you. Catherine Vernon

Posted by Catherine Vernon - Lafayette Hill, PA - Friend   March 24, 2020

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To Bob's family, he led a vibrant life and was an inspiration to us all. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Linda DiCampli and Jim Andrien

Posted by Linda DiCampli - Sarasota, FL - friend   March 24, 2020

I loved dancing with Bob and Jim loved playing tennis with him. We will miss him greatly. Linda DiCampli and Jim Andrien

Posted by Linda DiCampli - Sarasota, FL - friend   March 24, 2020

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Al Keffer - Jeffersonville, PA - friend   March 23, 2020


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Bob was a firm believer in higher education. He was very proud the day his granddaughter graduated from Virginia Tech.
Bob loved hiking, bird watching, and his daughter-in-law.
Here's Bob dancing with Julie Angel. He's a sweetie who'll be missed by all the gals.
Hi Bob, I am so sorry I didn't get up to the hospital to see you. I had pneumonia and then had family obligations (birth of a new grandbaby). You were such a joy to dance with and I loved playing you hard in tennis. Great sense of humor and you would crack me up. I didn't realize you were in the Korean War, so was my dad, and he talked about it often in the end. He passed in June, age 89, you may have known each other... Love to you Bob, thanks for all the wonderful dances. Rest in peace my friend, we are in for some wild times.
Bob was a kind and gentle soul, always willing to share a dance with any of the women in our Zydeco community.
Good Zydeco friend Vivian is also with the angels.

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