i worked with hollis for decades - he made things work - he was one of the "good guys" - a class act all the way. i always respected him for that and for his exceptional work ethic. rest in peace buddy.
I am glad I had the chance to know Hollis. He was a super nice man, always had a smile on his face. I missed that, after he retired.
Hollis was always so pleasant and steady.
I have fond memories of Hollis. In my early years at SLU when my office was located in the Noble Center, I would call on him quite often for help with some of our older and faltering computer equipment. He would wander into my office, with pipe in hand, and work his magic. I think he could fix just about anything. He would chat as he worked and usually had a funny little anecdote or two to share. He was a sweet man with a wonderful smile, who reminded me a little bit of my own father. He will be missed. My sympathy and prayers go to Caroyln and his family.
We had the farm that his son Greg worked on back in the late 70's. We remember Hollis and the family well. He will be in our prayers.
Bert and Peggy Cordwell
Hollis was our "right-hand" man in the old language labs we used to have in Richard Hall. He was always there to help when needed - and with such expertise came a lot of humor and grace as well. He brightened my life.