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James "Kinky" Holleran

Died: Fri., Feb. 27, 2009

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Long time resident of East Pittsburgh, age 63, on Friday February 27, 2009. Jim was a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War Era and a graduate of Clarion University. For 25 years he was a teacher in the Grandview Elementary School in Mt. Washington, Pittsburgh School District. Jim also was the head basketball coach for Lawrenceville Catholic High School from 1979 to 1986, where he received numerous coaching awards. His 1985 Lawrenceville Catholic Team won the WPIAL Class A Championship and was the runner-up in the PA State Championship Game. Brother of Rich Holleran (Barbara)of Monroeville, William Holleran (Peachy)of East Pittsburgh, Virginia Friend (Bill) of Forest Hills and Bob Holleran of Castle Shannon. Uncle of Billy, Danny, Steven and Danielle Holleran, Melissa, Roseanne and Brian Friend, Patrick and Todd Holleran. Grand-uncle of Alexa, Robert, Jacob, Brett, and Garett Holleran. Former spouse and best friend of Lorraine Bertha-Holleran of Whitehall. Preceeded in death parent William "Bud" and Anna Marie Holleran. Friends welcome Sunday from Noon - 5 and 6-9 in the Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home, 700 Linden Ave., East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 11:30 AM in the St. William Church of Holy Cross Parish.

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Liz Sestak

My thoughts and prayers are with the Holleran family. Jim was a great friend to my daughter Donna for many years and a very special man.He is will be missed by our entire family. God Bless

Becki Sestak

I have so many wonderful memories of Kinky from when I was a little girl. He was always teaching me something.. I was not real great in history class and he always tried to get me to like it and be interested in it. He also taught me how to swim when I was terrified of the pool. In fact his nickname for me became "guppy" I went to his classroom with him every summer to help him prepare for the coming school year and enjoyed many basketball games watching him coach. He had a way of making every one laugh all the time. I will especially remember a camping trip to lake Emelton that a bunch of us took and for everyone that knew Kinky would know that he was not a sleep in a tent kind of guy which made the trip!!!! I feel blessed to have had in my life and will miss him dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with the Holleran family. God Bless you

Donna Sestak

Dear Lorraine and Holleran Family: I am deeply saddened for your loss. I couldn't be there in person, Kink was my best friend for 25 years. I am honored to have known him and also a better person from knowing him. He will live in my heart forever. My deepest Condolences Donna

Donna Sestak
   Posted Sun February 03, 2013
My best friend KINK,,,,,its going on 4 years since u left us...God i miss u sooo much ! You made me a better person for just knowing you and i love you for that. I remember the endless times we spent together.. n all the fun we had. You were one of a kind my friend. I miss u every day, n i still talk to u. My mom past away in April, n im sure you two have met up,,, lol, A part of my heart is emty without your special kind of comedy in it. I LOVE AND MISS YOU BUDDY... hug my mom n my Flash n Annie 4 me..... ill see ya when i see ya..... your friend,,,Donna.......

donna sestak
   Posted Wed October 02, 2013
Once again, wishing I could just pick up the phone n call ya, just to hear ur voice, and ask 4 ur advice. I still miss u and not a day goes by that I don't think of u n smile.THERES ALWAYS SOMETHING IN MY DAYS, THAT BRINGS BK A MEMORY OF U,,, I REALLY MISS MY BEST FRIEND!!!! Hey Kink,,, Ill see ya when I see ya...I love u my friend!!!!

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