James G. Holtman, 58, of Pleasant Valley, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Dear Father, 58 years ago, you sent us a wonderful gift, who we loved even before he was born. He was a friendly boy and kind and funny. He would joke and laugh, and sing and dance to entertain himself and friends. He had a lovely soft irish heart and always tried to cheer up a sad friend. He loved you and all your creatures. We are sending our gift back to you after carefully caring for him. Please accept him with all our love as a Christmas present for Jesus. Amen. James was born in Poughkeepsie on August 27, 1959, the son of Louis and Virginia Dullahan Holtman. His father is predeceased. Surviving are his mother, Virginia Dullahan of the town of Poughkeepsie, 3 brothers, Daniel Holtman (Deborah) of Poughkeepsie, Stephen Holtman (Susanne) of Hopewell Junction, and Michael (Jill) of Red Hook, nieces and nephews, Emily, Brian, Michael, Sarah and Laura, and his special friend Cathy. The family would like to thank the Albrecht staff at New Horizons for their loving care. Friends may call at the Delehanty Funeral Home, 64 E. Main St., Wappingers Falls, Wednesday from 4 to 6 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Thursday at 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Church, 11 Clinton St., Wappingers Falls. Burial Calverton National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Horizons Resources 123 West Road, Pleasant Valley, N.Y. 12569. To send a condolence or for directions, visit www.delehantyfuneral.com