Paul R. Holbrook Jr.,
60, of Columbus, Ohio, and the Annapolis Yacht Basin, died after an
accidental drowning Jan. 12, 2008 in the Annapolis Yacht Basin.
Mr. Holbrook was born Jan. 23, 1947, in Ohio, and
graduated in 1973 from Ohio University with a master's degree in fine arts.
He worked as a pilot for the Ohio National Guard for
A retired Major, he served as a pilot in the Army from
1967 to 1973 before joining the National Guard. He served in Vietnam and
received many decorations, including the Bronze Star.
He was a member of Quiet Bird Men.
Mr. Holbrook purchased his boat in Annapolis in 2002,
and spent several months each year since then at the Annapolis Yacht Basin.
He particularly enjoyed the Annapolis Boat Show. A prolific artist and very
social person, he also enjoyed flying, photography, reading and a good
Survivors include his fiance, Judy Reed of Columbus;
one son, Nicholas Holbrook of Westerville, Ohio; one daughter, Andrea
Holbrook of Los Angeles, Calif.; and three sisters, Priscilla Coonrod of
Jeffersonville, Ohio, Pamela Bardin of West Jordan, Utah, and Penny Kincaid
A memorial service will be held at a later date in
Columbus. Arrangements are by Taylor Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made
to the Paul Holbrook memorial fund, care of BMI Federal Credit Union,
Attention: Annetta Godfrey, 12 S. Cleveland Avenue, Westerville, Ohio 43081.
Online condolences may be made at:
John Taylor Funeral Home