Date of death: 12/27/2012

Saint Meinrad Class: O 1955

William C. Holden, age 84, of Highland Park, died on Thursday, December 27, 2012. Beloved husband of Julia Holden for 61 years; father of Juliann McGraw, Laura Hampton (Mike), Linda Holden-Ramsey (Jack), Sharon Young (Joseph R. III), Michael Holden (Elizabeth), and the late William P. Holden and Karen Weres; also survived by 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brother of Dorothy Bruecken, Elizabeth Crowe, Kitty Busch, and David Kelly. Bill Holden graduated from Central Catholic High School, attended Saint Meinrad Seminary, and graduated from Duquesne University. He was an Eagle Scout and was an avid athlete. Friends received at McCABE BROS. FUNERAL HOME, 6214 Walnut St., Shadyside, on Sunday 2-5 p.m. where funeral will commence on Monday at 9 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart Church at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations in Bill’s name to Sacred Heart Church Organ Restoration Fund, 310 Shady Ave., Pittsburgh, 15206.Send condolences at in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from December 29 to December 30, 2012