Stuart Holoman

Profile Updated: January 2, 2013
Residing In: Raleigh, NC USA
Spouse/Partner: Elizabeth
Homepage: View Website
www.carytownband.org
Occupation: Computication Consultant
Children: Kristine, born May 1968, married to Ralph Clements,
.... 2 children - Steven, born May 1995; Sarah, More…born Mar 1998;
Patricia, born July 1970;
Megan, born June 1978, married to Kevin Smith,
.... 2 children - Jillian, born Jul 2000; Jenna, Born Dec 2002.
Military Service: US Navy  
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NCSU BSEE ('65), MSEE ('70); US Navy 1961-1972, active 1965-1969 - saw many things and places. Bell Telephone Laboratories 1970-1978 - system developer. ABD Math 1976 Stevens Institute of Technology. Northern Telecom 1978-1981 Director Computing Technology. Holocon, Inc. 1981-Present - Computication Consulting, assignments in US, Canada, Latin America (mainly Colombia, Panama), Europe, Japan, Singapore. WCPE Radio (on and off over the years) - many assignments including announcer, engineer. Folk singer, bluegrass groups in NJ and CO in 70's. Clarinetist with Raleigh Concert Band in '80's, with Cary Town Band in 90's-00's. Currently Director, Cary Town Band - www.carytownband.org.

From a recent bio published elsewhere:
Stuart is not just the rare native North Carolinian, he’s a native Raleighite – born and bred in the briar patch. A clarinetist from an early age, he graduated from the Broughton High Symphonic Band to the NCSU Symphonic Band, where he was music librarian, obtaining a BS and MS degree in Electrical Engineering just to keep playing in the band. Interspersed in those years he was a top-40 DJ spinning rock and roll 45s at WKIX, WSHE, and WSSB. A charter member of the Raleigh Concert Band as a clarinetist, he currently plays with and is Director and conductor of the Cary Town Band.

Serving at sea as an officer in the US Navy, he formed the folk group Wind Jammers, picking up a cheap guitar in Italy to accompany the group. This led to work with various folk and bluegrass groups in New Jersey while a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Telephone Laboratories and studying mathematics and protocol theory at Stevens Institute of Technology. On the side, he designed electronic phone systems and communications networks while writing folk, country, and rock music for his band, Procyon, playing that Yamaha 12-string, and singing in Denver area bars with Jack Ray. After returning to the Research Triangle as Director of Computing Technology with Nortel (where a remarkable similarity to Kermit the Frog was noted), he formed Holocon, Inc. – Computication Consulting, specializing in whatever looked interesting at the time. This included announcing Great Classical Music at the fledgling WCPE, eventually becoming Program and Operations Director for a few years before taking off to travel around the world consulting on, writing about, and teaching computer auditing and security to Fortune 1000 companies – or whoever would listen.

Wherever he is, music is an important part of life. His wife Elizabeth, a Neonatal Practitioner at area hospitals, plays flute, piccolo, clarinet, and is learning fiddle. Three grown daughters have all had musical bouts with clarinet, flute, and one still sings in Wilmington. Holocon, Inc. is a patron of the Carolina Ballet Theater. Everywhere you turn, there’s music. While serving in the Navy in San Francisco during the Summer of Love, he vowed that if he ever got the chance he would become a hippy. Well, hippy is out these days, but the long hair remains – along with the music.

School Story:

"Chipmunk" on WKIX, Ron Randel on WSHE, and the Marching Band.
12th grade physics class - rolling the bowling ball down the top floor hall (and down a staircase, as I recall) - much to the consternation of many.
11th grade chemistry with Mrs. Freeman - demonstrating a chemical reaction, she sprayed the front rows of the class with a fire extinguisher (in much deserved retribution for things we had done).

What I Have Learned Since Broughton (Life philosophy, etc.):
Just because you are not paranoid does not mean they are not out to get you.

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Posted on: Aug 25, 2018 at 4:05 PM

Hi Rosemary - and another VERY happy Birthday to you. Hope the weather there is as great as great as is here in Raleigh today - and you're enjoying it! Take care,
Stuart

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Posted on: Dec 09, 2017 at 6:38 PM

Happy Birthday Stuart and thanks so much for your help with our reunions...especially the musical part! Diane

Dec 09, 2017 at 3:36 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Stuart!! Pray you will have a special day!!

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Happy Birthday (belated) Stuart!! Pray you had a special day! ! Thanks for ALL the hours you spent working on the 55th reunion! ! It was good to see everyone! ! Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS! !

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Hi Stuart-
Sorry I missed your Happy Birthday messages. Happy Birthday to you on December 9. Hope you and all your family are well and enjoying each day. I need to find a new picture of myself to substitute for this one! Good to hear from you - Ac Ann

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:12 AM
Passport Mug Shot - 2004
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:12 AM
Folk Singing. Jack Ray, Stuart, (unknown officer).
Imperial Lounge, Longmont Hotel, Longmont, CO;
Halloween night 1976
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:12 AM
The Holoman Family 2004: left to right:

Ralph Clements, Steven Clements, Liz Holoman, Trish Holoman, Stuart Holoman, Kristine Clements, Jillian Smith, Jenna Smith, Megan Smith, Sarah Clements, Kevin Smith
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:12 AM
Stuart (in mother-in-law’s orange orchard, Oroville, CA)
December 2, 2007
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Stuart – Announcer WCPE 2009
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:12 AM
Liz and Stuart – February 11, 2011
"Vienna – City of Dreams" concert, Cary Town Band
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:12 AM
My Three Daughters - 2012 (so seldom all together) Megan, Trish, Kristine