Margaret M Holcombe obituary 1927~2021


Mrs. Margaret M Holcombe (Reese), 93, a resident of The Leland of Laurel Run, Waynesboro, PA and formerly of Edenton Retirement Community, Frederick, MD and also Washington, D.C., passed away Sunday morning, July 25, 2021 at The Leland.

Margaret M Holcombe
Margaret M Holcombe

Born August 15, 1927 in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late John W. and Ann T. (Conners) Reese.

Mrs. Holcombe graduated from St. Patrick’s Academy, Washington, D.C., with the Class of 1945. She later received her Bachelor’s Degree in Commercial Science from Columbus University in 1949.

She and her husband, the late William Lee Holcombe, were married on October 14, 1950. Mr. Holcombe died on September 18, 1975.

In her early life, Mrs. Holcombe was a secretary at Catholic University and later as an accountant and supervisor of the payroll department at the university. She later worked as an accountant at Suburban Trust which later became part of Bank of America. She retired in 1991.

She was a member of St. Joseph-on-Carrollton Manor, Frederick, MD and enjoyed traveling with her friends, working on puzzles, crossword puzzles, and reading the Washington Post.

She is survived by one daughter, Lee H. Shum of Point of Rocks, MD and several nieces and nephews.

She was the last of her immediate family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, John W. Reese, Jr. and Thomas L. Reese.

A memorial service at St. Joseph-on-Carrollton Manor, Frederick, MD is currently pending.

Burial will be private in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, MD.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The American Red Cross online here or The Leland of Laurel Run, 120 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, is assisting with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website.


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