By Bill Cleary
Thomas Joseph Holt Sr. with his brother Leo and father Leo Sr., started the warehousing company in the mid-sixties as an adjunct to the family’s successful trucking business. His father died in 1968 an his brother Leo retired in the early 80‘s at the age of 53.
In a 1985 Gloucester City News interview Holt said his family , of Irish heritage, had ties with Gloucester City that go back four generations. Holt was 48 at the time of the interview.
“On my mother’s side, " said Holt, “was the Mooney family. One relative was Bill Williams the building inspector for Gloucester City. His wife, Katherine Williams, was my mother, Edna’s first cousin.”
Other names related to the Holt family are the Langes and the Ryans, “So if you see someone in this town who is redhead,” declared Holt, “there is a good chance he or she could be a fourth or fifth generation Holt.”