The Garden Island
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Funeral Notices


55, of Manoa Valley, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018 surrounded by his family. Charles was born on July 26, 1963 in Honolulu, the seventh of the late Lemon Wond “Russ” and Carol Ann (Hunnicutt) Holt’s nine children. A 1981 honor graduate of Roosevelt High School, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics at Whitman College and a Doctor of Optometry degree from UC Berkeley. Dr. Holt was the owner of Honolulu Eye Care and later a co-owner of Buena Vista Eyecare in San Jose, California. His family lived in Fremont, California for the past 18 years, where he especially enjoyed spending time with his wife and children.

Charles is survived by his wife, Carole Anne (Dung) Holt, and by their children Catherine, Christina, and Christopher. He leaves behind six sisters, Karen, Ann (Milo) Wiltbank, Susan, Jeanne (James) Brady, Mary (Dan) Holt-Gosselin, and Alice (Mark) Taum; two brothers, Paul and Steven (Deanna); and his ‘calabash’ brothers, Bobby Driskill, Todd Wataoka, and Steven Jandoc.

Visitation will be at 10am on Friday, September 7, 2018 at Central Union Church. A Celebration of Life will begin at 10:30am, with a reception to follow. Aloha attire.