John Holusha, a Writer for The Times, Dies at 67; August 26, 2010

John Holusha, who reported on business affairs for The New York Times for nearly three decades, died on Thursday in Montclair, N.J. He was 67 and lived in Glen Ridge, N.J.

The cause was a heart attack, his son, Terry, said.

Mr. Holusha joined The Times in 1979 as an editor on the business desk and was soon assigned to cover the automobile industry; from 1981 to 1988 he was a correspondent in the newspaper’s Detroit bureau, covering, among other subjects, Lee A. Iacocca, the Chrysler Corporation’s charismatic chairman; the United Automobile Workers; and the increasing consumer demand for smaller cars.

As a student, Mr. Holusha began writing for the campus newspaper, thereby sealing his professional fate. He earned a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia Universityand was on the staffs of The Star-Ledger of Newark and The Washington Star before joining The Times.

He was co-author of a book, “When It Hits the Fan: Managing the Nine Crises of Business” (Houghton Mifflin, 1986), with Gerald C. Meyers.

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Attribution: Margalit Fox - NY Times


  1. Although John was unable to make it to the last reunion, some of his fondest memories were of the old days, in the '70's at The Star.
    We still have one of the "A"'s from the top of the building.
    It was wonderful to hear from some of the guys: Aug, Dimond and Volz.
    Kathy Willman Holusha

  2. I am so sorry to hear this. John was one of the smartest, funniest, and well-balanced people I've ever met. We had such good times with John and Kathy and baby Terry, venturing into the NJ suburbs for parties. These are happy memories. He will be so missed.