Hugh B. Hollowood

With profound sadness we announce the passing of Hugh Brien Hollowood at home Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Hugh was born June 1, 1931 in Ogdensburg, NY to Francis Hollowood and Kathleen Plympton.

Hugh was employed for 39 years in various capacities at General Electric Company in Schenectady where he met his wife Bernice Corning. They wed in 1956 and had 64 wonderful years raising their family in Ballston Spa and always welcoming their friends into their home.

He is survived by his wife and his six children who were the pride of his life along with their spouses; Brien and Cynthia, David and Laurie, Linda and Jim Benedict, John, Michael and Deborah, Timothy and Jodi. He received much pleasure from his grandchildren Colleen, Keelin, Sean, Kristen, John, Kimberly, Kathryn, Kevin, Kerri, Brien, Luke and Ian. He was a proud great grandfather of Oliver, Miles, Elliana and Shaylee. He is also survived by his sister Ann Perkins of Bath, Maine and many nieces and nephews.

Hugh holds a Life Membership in the Ballston Spa Lions Club. Having a desire to serve, he was a member of the Town of Ballston Zoning Board of Appeals, the Ballston Spa School Board, Saratoga Warren and Washington BOCES, ARC, Transitional Services, Samaritan Counseling, and Cornell Cooperative Extension Board. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, gardening, mountain climbing and earned the Adirondack 46er designation.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be sent to Albany Med Foundation for benefit of the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders, 43 New Scotland Ave, MC 119, Albany, NY 12208 or St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 167 Milton Ave, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Monday, June 15 from 4pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Social distancing and masks will be observed as required by CDC guidelines.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church on a later date.

Guest Book

Roberta Canavan (Nolan)

My dearest sympathy to all of you at the passing of your wonderful father Hugh! Never have I met such an upbeat man with such optimism and a gift for making others feel welcome. I have no doubt at this time, he may be joining my dad for a Rob Roy or a game of golf. I pray for your hearts to be strong in knowing he is most definitely with friends and family in heaven!
A great man who touched my heart!
Wishing you all peace.
Roberta & Ed Canavan (Scott and Casey Nolan)

Saratoga Springs Friendly Sons of St. Patrick

Dear Brien, Cynthia and family,
The officers, fellow Board of Governors and members of our society extend our sympathy and prayers over the loss of your father. He accomplished much in his lifetime of giving and service to others. You each can be comforted in the legacy he leaves through his loving family. May he rest in peace and .... God now holds him in the palm of His hand.

Michael and Becky Mendrick

Mike, Deb, Brien, Cindy and all of the Hollowood clan,

Very sorry to read the news of Hugh’s passing. It sounds like he had a long, full and FUN life and leaves you all with hours and hours of great memories.

Our thoughts with you all.
Michael and Becky

Skip & Ellie Spensieri

Hollowood family,
We’re very sad to hear of Hugh’s passing. What a great man! He always had a smile on his face and always put one on yours. He loved his family and our community. We will surely miss him.

Donna Gregory Richardson

To the Hollowood clan I can’t express how sorry I am for your loss. I spent many hours of my youth at the Hollowood home and always felt welcome by Hugh and Bernice like a 7th child. His smile and laugh will always be in my memories
RIP Hugh

Dale Mullin

Mr. Hollowood had such a great sense of humor that he passed to the the whole family. My thoughts go out to you Mrs. Hollowood and the entire family. He was a great man that will be missed.

Paul Perreault

Hugh was a true gentleman and an inspiration to those you knew. May he rest in peace.

Todd Coulter

Sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Hugh Hollowood. A great family Man, Husband and example to the entire Hollowood Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Godspeed Mr. Hollowood!

Greg Stevens

Such a great man, and father. Big part of my professional life at CCE, 4-H and more community service as a Lion. I'll personally miss your presence at our Golf Tournament. You'll be missed Mr Hollowood. RIP

Rick Denison

Brien, Dave, Linda, John, Mike and Tim
I was so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. I know this is a very sad and difficult time for the family. You have my very deepest sympathy.

Patt Southworth

Condolences to the Hollowood Family. Hugh was a wonderful community member. Most important, he loved his children with all his heart. Rest in Peace.

Dean Filion

One of the great one’s! Like a second dad to me growing up. Thoughts, prayers, and great memories go out to all the Hollowood’s from The Filion’s. God Bless

Jeff Perkins

Brien & Cindy - Very sorry to hear of Brien's dad passing. He certainly was a very active man, giving his time to many needy projects including his large family. Condolences to the entire family!

Maureen Lewi

So sorry, Brien, and the entire Hollowood family. I see the resemblance in this great photo.
It is tough to lose a parent at any age, but I can tell from reading this obituary that you all
have wonderful memories that you will cherish forever and stories that will live on in your
family, and be repeated with love and joy. RIP, Mr. Hollowood.

Laurie Haley

Hugh was one of the finest men I ever met. He was kind and compassionate and devoted to his family. I will cherish the memory of some of the greatest conversations we had together, standing off in the corner at many a Lion’s Club meeting. A true gentlemen is rare.... he was one of them. Godspeed....

Letty Colson

Brien, Cindy, Colleen and Keelin I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My love and prayers go out to you and the Hollowood Family. Hold on to the memories

Albert and Karen Lavigne

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Deb Puma

Dave and Laurie and family, please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your dad, grandpa and great grandfather. Knowing you, Dave, as I read these testimonials to your dad, I can see that much of his integrity and commitment to service shaped who you are today. And what better legacy could one leave? Rejoicing in a life well lived! Sending love to you all!

Vivian and Bob Bordeaux

Brian and Cindy so sorry to hear of your loss .Prayers for you and all the Hollowood family.

David Spinelli

Brien, Cindy and family,

I’m so sorry to hear of your great loss. Please accept my sincere condolences. I will pray for the Lord to console you in the memory of the life of your dad. God Bless

Barb Warn

My sincere condolences to all the Hollowood family. I am sorry for your loss

Scott Whitmore

Brien and family, Sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. I never met your dad but have some things in common with him - GE, climbing, and golf and if he liked adult beverages then we have that too. Living to 89 is a number I would take.

Vaughn & Lavonne Woodworth

Our sincerest condolences to Hughs wife, Bernice, Brien and Cindi all Brien’s siblings, and Hughs grandchildren.
Hugh was an idol of ours and was a truly great man. Great memories.
Vaughn & lavonne Woodworth

Peter Ensel

Brien, Cindy, and family
Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

Kathy Thomas

My deepest condolences to Mike, Brien and the entire Hollowood family.

Bill and Linda Gibeault

We are so sad to hear of your loss. We understand the pain of the loss of a Dad. We only met your Dad a few times but he was extremely likable and funny. We enjoyed talking with he and your Mom. May your sadness be eased by the beautiful memories and the legacy of family he has left behind.

EJ Harkins

My deepest sympathy to your entire family. This obituary is a great testament to your dad and all his accomplishments. God bless!

Barbara Wall

Heartfelt condolences to Bernice, Hugh's family and his many communities. Mr. Hollowood was a dear family friend, and close friend of my dad's. There are so many good memories and stories. Remembering Hugh and his sense of humor, his laugh and dedication to his family brings a smile to my face and tears to my eyes. He will be greatly missed and remembered always.

Thank you Mr. Hollowood for being in our lives and enriching them.

Cheryll (Gray) Bruner

I am so sorry for your loss. Hugh was an absolutely wonderful man. I loved growing up with the Hollowood's up the street. I spent a lot of time growing up visiting with them. I was so excited that Hugh handed me my diploma when I graduated High School. I made sure to visit every chance I got when I came home. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Marie Ahl

Sending condolences and prayers to Bernice and family at this sad time. May he Rest in peace

Chris Petersen

So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. Sounds like he was the sire of a large loving family to carry on his legacy. Doesn’t matter how old we are it’s tough to loose your parents. I lost my Mom in October. Sending you warm thoughts and hugs ❤️

Sheldon Bird

Hugh, you were a good man. We'll miss you.

Kathleen Bird

Hugh was one of the most positive people I have ever known. He had great energy for life. I remember many moments after a long day of family get together and socializing with all the cousins and adults that he would still be going strong, telling stories, being a terrific host. He always made me feel welcome in their home, part of the family. Much love goes out to my Aunt Bernice, my cousins and their families. Hugh will be greatly missed by many.

JoAnne Gregory Ryan

My heart is heavy with sorrow for your families loss. Hugh was certainly one to be admired and respected for how he lived his life, raised his children, and loved Bernice. I know he will be missed by all

Hazem Dani

My condolences to Mike and the rest of family.

Cheryl Chew

My deepest condolences to Mrs. Hollowood and her whole family. I didn't realize that Mr. Hollowood was only a year younger than my dad and also worked at GE like my dad! I remember him being such a likeable happy man! He had the most wonderful disposition and sense of humor! I am so deeply saddened for your loss. May God in heaven bless him and his beautiful family and may he comfort you in this time of deep sorrow.

Chris Cooney

Loved this Man! Had a lot for fun with him and my best friend T. He will be missed! I am so sorry Mrs Hollowood and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you

John Irving

Your dad was always about service. I first met him in 1976 when I was appointed Principal at the Saratoga-Warren Counties BOCES when Hugh was a Board member there. He was always available to help a young administrator learn what mattered. Over the years I watched as he shook his head over the antics of his children, particularly Brien and Johnny Love.

Rest In Peace Hugh-I’ll be having one (or three) in your honor.

Deb Stacey

So sorry Tim and Jodi and the rest of the Hollowood family for your loss.

Marlene Denison

My condolences to the Hollowood family and all who knew Hugh. My blessings to such a great family.