In Memoriam

As we are informed of the passing of a club member, spouse or immediate family member or the death of an Osco/Sav-on associate or former employee, we will post a write-up including bereavement details, job history and photos.  In addition to posting on the website, the memoriam may also appear in an edition of Connections.   If you have specific information or photos you would like to share please send via email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or via U.S. Mail to:

Osco/Sav-on Alumni Club
P.O. Box 1024
Lombard, Illinois 60148-8024

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On behalf of the Alumni Club, we extend our deepest sympathies to the families who have lost loved ones.


2020 November 16th: Jim and Maureen Holt

Jim Holt passed away after fighting a brain tumor for several months.  Maureen was diagnosed with liver cancer.  Jim’s wake was November 16th and during the wake the kids found out that Maureen had passed.  Additional details will be shared as they become available.

James A. Holt of Bridgewater passed away peacefully November 12, 2020 in his home surrounded by his loving family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer.  Jim was born and raised in Weymouth, MA and had been living in Bridgewater the past 21 years.  

Born September 15, 1955, Jim was the son of Ethel (Burrow) Holt and the late Alexander P. Holt. 

He married his soul mate, Maureen Kelly, in October of 1993 and they celebrated 32 years of bliss as a couple raising their family. Jim was also an honorary member of the Kelly family. Together they enjoyed countless weekends at their family home in New Hampshire, amazing family vacations, celebration parties and dinners together. He truly loved to be with his friends and family and always kept them close. Jim attended Weymouth public schools and went on to earn his Masters of Science from Northeastern University. He enjoyed an over 40 year career as a pharmacist and pharmacy manager and he cherished all of the many relationships he made at each of his stores.

Jim is survived by his beloved wife Maureen K. Holt of Bridgewater, cherished sons William A. Holt of Dorchester, and Sean P. Holt of Bridgewater, loving daughters Susan E. Holt of Quincy and Cynthia S. Krebs and her partner Len Lee of Duxbury, 3 beautiful granddaughters Elle, Reese and Ivy Krebs, and his sisters Carolyn Honeycutt of Washington State, Alison Hersey of Hingham and the late Nancy Holt of Weymouth. 

Visiting hours with Covid-19 restrictions will be held in the Prophett-Chapman Cole & Gleason Funeral Home 98 Bedford Street Bridgewater Tuesday, November 17th from 4-7pm.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in honor of Jim to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168

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2020 November 9th: Tom Dyer

Tom's wife Kelly shared the following on Facebook.  Tom Dyer passed away this afternoon, November 9th from multiple COVID induced strokes.  Due to COVID restrictions a memorial service will be held at a later date.  Tom is one of over 238,000 Americans that have died in the United States during the pandemic.  Please wear a mask, social distance and protect those more fragile than yourself.  I had 32 years as Tom's wife and I am grateful for "almost" every single day.  If you know Tom that statement should make you smile!  If you are so inclined, please send a card to Eric.  He has many milestones ahead that he will face without his dad; Eric Dyer, 7780 Cardinal Cove North, Indianapolis, IN 46256

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2020 November 4th: Doug Fetzer

It is with great sadness that I let you know that a good friend, Doug Fetzer, just passed away.  He has been battling Alzeimers for sometime and this tragic illness finally took it’s toll.  Doug was a great friend in our business.  He was a true friend and a quiet man whose sense of humor could be seen in his sly smile.  An avid golfer and a great companion to all in the dog world, he will be greatly missed.  There will not be an obituary published.  RIP Doug

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2020 September 26th: Vickie Egler

Vickie A. (Swenson) Egler, 76, of Rockford, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Vickie was born June 15, 1944, daughter of Harvey and Artus (Anderson) Swenson. She graduated from East High School, Class of 1962. Vickie married Darrell “Butch” Egler on September 15, 1962. She began working at CVS/Osco at the age of 16 and was employed there for 50 plus years, holding various roles and making many friends. Vickie loved to gamble and take trips to Vegas. She was an avid Packers fan and a dog lover. Vickie trained and participated in dog agility competitions with her dogs and earned several awards in her earlier years. Vickie was always on the go and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandson, Neil. She will be dearly missed. Vickie is survived by her children, Kim (Dave) Foor and Steve (Teresa) Egler; grandchildren, Shannon (Zak) Johnston, Dana Foor, Michael Egler and Katrina Egler; great-grandson, Neil Mains; sister, Patti (Kevin) Winger; brother-in-law’ Don Busekros; several nieces and nephews and her special dog, Bubba. She is predeceased by her parents; husband, Darrell and sister, Karin Busekros. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Neuro Trauma ICU team at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center for their care and compassion during Vickie’s final weeks. 
A walk-through visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, 1860 S. Mulford Rd. Rockford, IL 61108. Those attending are required to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines to allow 50 people at a time. Final resting place will be in Arlington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for a fund to be established at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory. Share online memories and condolences at

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