Mr. Hollas Mr. Hollas Ervin Joseph Hollas, 96, of Rockdale died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at his home.

Graveside services were held Monday, Dec . 2, at St. Monica’s Cemetery in Cameron.

Mr. Hollas was the son of Joe and Bertha Schrieber Hollas and grandson of John and Elouise Hollas.

He enlisted in the U. S. Air Force on Oct. 28, 1940, serving for 22 years through World War II and in peace time, retiring June 30, 1961.

Mr. Hollas served in Guadalcanal, the Solomon Islands, New Guinea and in various parts of the Philippines during the war. He also served in Europe for several years as part of the ambassador’s staff in the Netherlands.

After receiving an honorable discharge, he came home to Central Texas, marrying an anesthetist, Louise Kohl.

Mr. Hollas was also employed by the U.S. Army for two years.

He is survived by his wife, Louise, and sons Joe and Robert.

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