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Allen Lee Holsinger, 65, of Carlisle, died on Friday, September 9, 2016 at the Carlisle Regional Medical Center.  He was born on August 10, 1951 in Carlisle, and was a son of the late Warren C. and Edith A. (O’Hara) Holsinger.

He was a 1969 graduate of the Big Spring High School.  Mr. Holsinger was the owner of Holsinger Home Improvements which he started in 1988.  He also owned Holsinger's Isshinryu Karate for over 30 years which he operated from his home, and also assisted other local Karate schools in the area.  Prior to going into his own business, he was employed by Cumberland Builders, Carlisle, Fickes Silos, Newville and Agway.  He attended Waggoner’s United Methodist Church, Carlisle.  He was a lifetime member of the NRA and the Cumberland Valley Sportsman’s Association.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 38 years, Peggy R. (Kelley) Holsinger of Carlisle, two nieces whom he and his wife help raise after the passing of his brother:  Sara E. (Holsinger) Keister and her husband Shane of Etters and Stephenie L. (Holsinger) Finkey and her husband Christopher of Carlisle, two brothers; Gerald R. Holsinger and Warren C. Holsinger Jr, both of Carlisle, a sister, Joan E. Lescalleet of Carlisle and several nieces and nephews, who meant the world to him.  He was predeceased by one brother, Stephen J. E. Holsinger and one nephew, Daniel Lescalleet.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St, Carlisle, with Rev. Rick Denison officiating.  Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle.  A viewing will be held on Tuesday evening 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Holsinger’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 62 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 or to Waggoner’s United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1271 Longs Gap Road, Carlisle, PA 17013.

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Peggy, I am so sorry for your loss. May God Bless You and give you PEACE in this most difficult time.

Joyce Darhower

Rest in peace my friend, my thoughts and prayers are with Peggy and her family at this time of great sorrow, know that the Lord will watch over you and help to ease your pain as time goes by. GOD BLESS

Cindy and Steve failor
I'm so sorry for your loss, my deepest condolences.

Sue Leonard
Our deepest sympathy to you, Peggy, on Allen's passing. May God wrap his arms around you at this very difficult time. May your faith and wonderful memories comfort you.  We hold you close in our hearts and prayers.

Jim and Nancy
You love for Allen, will never
be for gotten. Sorry to hear. You be in my prayers.

Donna Yarlett

My dearest Peggy,
I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of great sorrow. May God give you the strength to hold on to the fond memories of the beautiful life you shared together.

Peggy, As you know the whole family is in shock and grieving at your loss and the loss to so many others of a wonderful man.

Dianne Barrick
Lisa and I would like to send our love and sympathy to the family. We are praying that the Lord will give you comfort in this time of need. Allen was a good man and a great mentor to many. He will be greatly missed by all.

Love in Christ.
Gary and Lisa Darhower
Peggy, I am so sorry for your loss. May God Bless You and give you PEACE in this most difficult time.

Joyce Darhower
I am so sorry to hear about Allen. He was such a good person including his siblings and mother who I remember when living in Newville. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Shahnez (Hurley) Blaine
Peggy, I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Allen. He was way too young. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you.

Linda Byers
Dear Peggy and the Holsinger Family,
My heart aches for you with your loss of Alan. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and wishing you peace and love.

Maureen Williams

Allen wasn't just my karate instructor, I equally am proud to say he was my friend. I learned so much from him, he assisted in guiding me to the person I am today! Now that you are walking with our Heavenly Father, you will have a place in my heart until we meet again in his kingdom! Your legacy will live on within the hearts and minds of all your students you have taught over these many years!

I will miss you Sensei!!!!
Jamie Pittman
What a loss that this caring, humble man and martial artist should pass so young. He was a role model to so many of his fellow Pennsylvanians. His teachings will be passed on and that is his earthly immortality. God Bless his eternal soul.

Tom Joerg

You are in our prayers for God's comfort and strength.

Bill and Debbie Howells
I only new Allen for a short time, I new the first time I met him he was the kind of person I wanted to get to know better. I enjoyed talking to him very much. I will miss him. Peggy continue to rely on the Lord draw your strength from him he will get you through this time of loss until you are both in Heaven together.

Art Miley
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this sad time. Al was a great guy. He will sadly be missed.

Monte & Sally Dye

Dearest Holsinger family, Words can not express how saddened we are of the passing of Mr. Holsinger. Sensei Al was one of the men who helped mentor and mold our son Aaron into the young man he is today.

Our deepest condolences goes out to the entire Holsinger family and May you find peace in this difficult time.

Craig, Crystal, Josh and Aaron Manning
We are so sorry to hear about Allen's passing. He was a truly good person and will be missed. We pray that your faith and strength in God will help you through this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers always.

Rick, Corinne(Wyrick),Christopher Kleinsak

Our deepest sympathy

Dave Morgan
Peggy, I just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you and I'm sure the girls will be of great help in your time of need stay busy and time will go fast but your heart will always be in heaven with Allen.

Mary Wittlinger
 Peggy and family, Sending our love and deepest sympathy. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Andrew Shugart and Cheri
Peggy I am so sorry about your loss.

Becky dodge

Peggy, I'm so sorry to hear about your love one. I only meet Allen one time though he was a nice man. Will keep you in our prayers. God will help you through this hard time. Take care.

Rodney Wolf

To All of Allen`s family,
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Terry & Sandy(Lescalleet) Brindle

sorry sensei---you'll be missed by so many---thanks for everything

dave baker

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