Remembering our colleague, friend and mentor, Buddy Holland
Former AAMC employee Walter “Buddy” Holland passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, after a brief illness. His career at AAMC spanned 41 years.
In 1975, as a high school student, Buddy began his AAMC career in the Food and Nutrition department. He later transferred to Engineering where he worked as an electrician. Buddy was highly skilled and had an extensive knowledge of electrical code. He was known for being able to troubleshoot any problem and eventually earned a license as a Master Electrician.
Buddy had a gift for financial planning and loved to help his coworkers in this field – especially in the area of retirement planning. As he mentored them, he always encouraged them to grow in their role, use the resources the hospital provided, and plan for the future.
From executive staff to his buddies in Food and Nutrition, Buddy had friends all over the organization. He always had a kind word, a joke or a smile for anyone he met. When Buddy retired from AAMC on May 13, 2016, it was a bittersweet day for his coworkers.
Buddy was a Dallas Cowboys superfan. He loved boating, golf and his little red Corvette. He will be deeply missed, but his warm and carefree spirit will always be remembered.
Our condolences go out to Buddy’s family and loved ones, and we especially remember his wife, Irma Holland, Director of Clinical Education and Professional Development, and his sister, Kathy Sharps, cashier for Food and Nutrition.