Daniel James Holba

April 27, 1943 - December 19, 2016

Daniel James Holba, 73, of St. Leonard, Maryland passed away peacefully December 19, 2016 at his home. Daniel was born on April 27, 1943 in Omaha, Nebraska to the late Stanley E. and Matilda Holba.

He graduated from Central High School in Omaha in 1961 and from the US Naval Submarine School in Groton, CT on September 23, 1966. Daniel served proudly in the Navy for ten years and received his honorable discharge in 1974 as an EM1 SS. He served aboard the USS Snook (SSN-592), where he earned his submarine dolphins. He also proudly served aboard the USS Seahorse (SSN-669) and the USS Silversides (SSN-679) - both of which he was a plank owner.

Daniel was an avid sports fan, with special interests in Capitals Hockey, NASCAR, Nats baseball, but nothing more than Nebraska Cornhuskers football. He also had a great love for dogs, especially his best friend Romeo.

Daniel was predeceased by his wife, Stacy B. Holba, his daughter Deborah Medina, his brother Robert Holba and his sister Emily Homan. He is survived by his children, Staci R. Anderson, John O. Atwood, Terry L. Wilkinson, Elaine A Kelley, Diane J. McCallister and Rex E. Atwood. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Thursday December 22, 2016 at the Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, MD from 10:30 till the time of services at 12 noon. Interment will follow in Asbury Cemetery, Barstow, MD. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 274 in Lusby, MD. Condolences can be made on line by visiting: rauschfuneralhomes.com.