We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Edward P. Kanai Funeral Home
On April 17, 2022, Steve Holley, loving husband, father and brother passed away at the age of 71.
Steve was born January 30, 1951 to Arthur Holley and Elizabeth Burke Holley in New York City. As a young boy he went to Fresh Air Camps in Vermont. From his summer experiences he developed a great love for Vermont’s beauty and the people. He moved to Vermont in 1979 where he lived and worked for 42 years. In 2021, Steve and Marisa moved to Pittsburgh to be with family, an act of true love on his part.
In 2003 Steve married Marisa Duncan Holley and was a loving father to Briana Edwards. As a family they had a life filled with laughter, good food - he was an excellent chef - and always lots of love. His had a hilarious point of view of the world that made everyone laugh.
Steve had a very caring heart. When friends or family were sick or in a tough situation, he made the extra effort to let them know he was there for them through a call or a visit. He shared his loving heart with everyone.
Steve’s brother Jim was very important to him. He and his brother lived through tough times in New York City and as a big brother Steve made sure Jim was cared for and safe. They were exceptionally close.
Steve worked in business office equipment repair for many years then made the switch to IT first at Vermont National Bank and continued this career at The Brattleboro Retreat and Landmark College. On the side he built his business the Computer Guy to serve the local community and Brattleboro Housing Authority. He was proud and committed to his business. He was known for his customer service.
Steve LOVED golf. He played from April to October and on off season or non-golf days the TV had golf on from all corners of the world. The anticipation of the golf season was a sacred time of the year. Preparation for the first day included cleaning his golf clubs with precision, an annual review of equipment in need of replacement and the annual cleaning of his car for the sacred clubs. A truly religious experience. You could hear the angels singing the first day of golf in April. Golf was joy and that was mostly because of his amazing group of golf buddies at Brattleboro Country Club. He enjoyed their company, comradery, humor and deep friendships. He was athletic in other areas too. He was a black belt in Tai Kwon Do and was dedicated to his exercise keeping himself healthy and fit.
He was predeceased by his father, Arthur Holley and his mother, Elizabeth Burke Holley. He leaves his wife Marisa Duncan Holley, daughter, Briana Edwards, her fiancé, Gary Tuscan, his brother James Holley, half sisters, Mary Stears, Cindy McDonald and Debbie Prutzman and sister-in-law, Janelle Duncan as well as many loving cousins.
Friends will be received oh Thursday from 4-7:30 p.m. in The Edward P. Kanai Funeral Home, 500 Greenfield Ave. 15207. A Blessing Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Funeral Home.