Gloucester, MA — Guy E. Sholds, 66, of Gloucester, passed away at home after a long illness on Saturday, June 23, 2012. He was the husband of Patricia (Knowlton) Sholds for 48 years. Born in Beverly on January 29, 1946, son of the late Oscar and Dorothy (Cooper) Sholds. He had attended Gloucester High School with the Class of 1963.
Guy was retired from Coca-Cola as a mechanic after 35 years. He had worked at the plants in Lynn, Waltham and Needham.
He loved spending his weekends with family and friends and his greatest enjoyment was the time he had with his grandchildren. Guy was a lifelong member of the Gloucester Lodge of Elks and past Exalted Ruler from 1989 to 1990. He enjoyed the many, many years there going through the Chairs and helping out when it was needed most, especially with his wife and longtime friend, the late Arthur LeClair. He also loved the old times he spent camping with his friends and family at Kings & Queens.
He is survived by his two children, Mark R. Sholds and wife Linda (Skinner); Susan McNeilly and husband Jeremy “Jay”; grandchildren Mark R. Sholds and his fiancé Britiany Amaral, Jason Geary, Lisa, Hailey, Lilly and Jay Lynne McNeilly; great-granddaughter Mailee Sholds; brothers Robert and Helen Sholds of Lynn, John and Patricia Sholds of Beverly; sisters-in-law Judy Sholds, wife of the late Frank Sholds, Diane Hansford of N.H.; brother-in-law William Knowlton of Lowell; special friends and nephew Richard Sholds, aunt Alfreda Collins; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his daughter Lisa (Sholds) Geary; and father and mother-in-law Everette and Lillian (Curley) Knowlton.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be held in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester, on Thursday, June 28th, at 10:30 a.m. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery.
For online condolences, please visit greelyfuneralhome.com.