1926-2003

AUBURN – Henry B. Hollis Jr., 77, a resident of 62 King Road, Lisbon, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, after battling a brain tumor for close to a year.

He was born in Auburn on May 23, 1926, the son of Henry and Lona Porter Hollis.

He graduated from Edward Little High School with the class of 1944, and attended Fisher College in Boston. He served in the United States Army during World War II, and was stationed in Germany.

He was also a member of the Civil Air Patrol. In October of 1949, he married Virginia Mary Carter of Unity.

Henry was a well known and hard-working local businessman who ran the family business, Lewiston Radiator Works, until his retirement. He also owned and operated the Hotel Holly for many years. He was a member of Tranquil Lodge No. 29, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Auburn, a member of The Scottish Rite Valley of the Androscoggin, Maine Consistory Valley of Portland 32nd degree, and Kora Temple Shrine in Lewiston.

He was an accomplished pilot who flew his small plane on many adventurous trips all over the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean Islands.

In recent years he enjoyed driving his motorhome to warmer climates in the winter and boating at Great Island, and Cundy’s Harbor in the summer. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

His survivors include a daughter, Judith Morgan, and her husband, Dennis, of Lewiston; a son, Richard Hollis of Wayne; grandchildren, Corey Morgan and his wife, Beth; David Morgan, Matthew Morgan, Haley Hollis, Hannah Hollis, Joshua Lupher and his wife, Katie, Jeremey Meservey and Natalie Meservey; great-grandchildren Darcie Morgan, Tristan Morgan Buck, Jacob Lupher and Kirsten Lupher; two sisters, Elizabeth Samay of Lewiston and Ramona Houser of East Wenatchee, Wash.; and many dear friends.

He was predeceased by his wife, Virginia Hollis, in 1976; a daugther-in-law, Debra Hollis in 2002; and his parents.


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