Ron Holmes passed away peacefully at his daughter's home in Plainwell, on Sunday May 31, after a 4 year battle with Lewy Body Dementia. Ronald Richard Holmes was born on July 3, 1936 in Cincinnati, OH. His family moved to Kalamazoo in the late 1940's. He attended St. Augustine Catholic School where he met the love of his life Donna M. O'Bryan in the 7th grade. They were married in October 1955 and celebrated 64 yrs. of marriage. Ron was employed by the railroad for 43yrs and could hear a train whistle from anywhere. For many years Ron was a transport volunteer for the Cancer Center and the Sisters of St. Joseph. Ron was also an active member of the 4th Degree in the Knights of Columbus. Ron was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Mary Ann, adult son Andrew Holmes, and great grandson Brayden Curry. He is survived by his wife Donna, and his children: Tom and Paula Holmes (Lee and Hannah), Joe and Sandy Holmes (Audrey, Noelle, Kirk) and Jeanne Greene (Ben, Tim and Rachel Gauthier), 8 great-grand children, his brother, William Holmes, and many nieces, nephews and numerous friends. Funeral Mass will be celebrated July 3, at 10:00 am, at St. Augustine Cathedral Rev. Fr. Robert Creagan celebrant. Memorials may be made to: Lewy Body Dementia Association or the Wings of Hope Hospice of Allegan County.