HOLMES JAMES C. SR., "SHERLOCK" January 14, 2013 Age 83 of Bloomfield Hills. Beloved husband of Helen (nee Winkler) for 59½ years. Dear father of James C. Jr. (Kathy), Stephen W. (Mary), and William P. (Dottie). Loving "Kiki" of Kristin, Jay, Hadley, Stephen, Austin, Perry, Andy and Paul. Brother of Nancy Gilbert. Also survived by his cat "Chief". Graduate of Cranbrook School (cum laude), the University of Arizona (valedictorian) and the University of Michigan (valedictorian), receiving his MBA. Longtime real estate investor and appraiser. Member of the Appraisal Institute and Real Estate Answer Forum. Former Chairman of the Board of Crittenton Hospital. Adjunct professor of real estate at U of M Business School. Member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and head usher at Christ Church Cranbrook. Memorial service Saturday, 2p.m. at Christ Church Cranbrook, (Lone Pine Rd. west of Woodward), Bloomfield Hills. Memorial to Cranbrook Schools. A.J. Desmond & Sons 248-549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
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My deepest sympathy to Helen and the family. I enjoyed a long friendship with Jim and we had many good times.
Our deepest condolences to the entire family on your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Ralph and Gordana
Chris and I want to extend our deepest sympathy on Jim's passing. He was such a gentleman and a pleasure to know. We are in FL so will not see you Saturday.
Helen and Sons.....We send our deepest sympathy. What wonderful times we shared as neighbors on Dunston. We'll remember Jim in our prayers.