Lisa Lynn Hollowell
Jan 14, 1966 – Jan 11, 2017
Lisa Lynn Hollowell, 50, formerly of Washington, DC and Virginia Beach, VA before moving to Wake Forest at the end of last year, was born in Olean, NY to Gerald P. and Linda R. Hollowell. She graduated from Fredonia High School, followed by the University of Buffalo with a B.S.E. in Industrial Engineering, in addition to receiving a Masters degree in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C.
Lisa spent her last 25 years in private industry and government service with the Department of the Navy working as a technical engineer for submarine and surface ship combat systems in concepts, designs, warfare analysis, system engineering, integration and program management, including working for the US Joint Forces Command where she led the Joint Command and Control Futures Planning and Operations Branch. She worked at Dam Neck in Virginia Beach, VA, the Pentagon, and most recently for the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.
Lisa received many Excellence and Meritorious Unit Commendations from NAVSEA and other divisions for the outstanding dedication and many achievements over the years. Her Executive Director praised her as “one of our brightest system engineers…with unwavering passion for technical excellence and commitment to the Fleet.”
Lisa loved to travel and cruise the oceans with her sister, family, and friends, both personally and for work. She has explored most of the U.S, and has been to many countries around the world. Lisa always found joy in doing for others to ensure every event went recognized, and being there for anyone needing anything, no matter how busy her life was.
Lisa is survived by: her parents, Gerald P. and Linda R. Hollowell of Wake Forest; a sister, Michele Babcock, and husband, Robert of Ormond Beach, FL; a brother, Michael Hollowell of Franklinton; several loving Aunts, Uncles, and cousins, and many amazing friends and colleagues.
A celebration of life will be held for family and friends in Olean NY at a later date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or Duke Cancer Institute.
A service of at Bright Funeral Home 405 South Main St. Wake Forest, NC, 27587. (919-556-5811)