John E. Holtz, 94, of Harrisville, died at 4:50 p.m., Tuesday June 16, 2015 at VNA Inpatient hospice, Butler.
A son of John C. and Anna Ihk Holtz, he was born in Chicago on June 7, 1921. John attended Mt. Vernon School in Chicago.
He had been employed as a heating plant operator at Grove City College and later at Slippery Rock University.
John was a long time member of the Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church of America.
With a love of tinkering and a proficiency in electrical work John was able to help many with appliance and light repairs. He enjoyed model railroading and he and Emma traveled to see many scenic railways.
On June 26, 1948 he married the former Emma Kiester, who survives along with two sons, Martin Holtz and his wife Jennifer of St. Louis, MO, and George Holtz and his wife Sue of Slippery Rock, and a sister Helen Schwartz of Cottage Grove, MN. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren that were his pride and joy.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Jeannette Spousta and two brothers Edward and Albert Holtz.
Friends will be received in the Jamison Funeral Home, 117 N. Main St, Harrisville from 6-8 p.m. Friday and 2-3:45 p.m. Saturday. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 4 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Scott Fleming, pastor of Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church officiating.
Interment will follow in Prairie Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to VNA Inpatient Hospice, 115Technology Dr., Butler PA 16001.
Online condolences, flowers and sympathy cards may be sent to his family by visiting www.JamisonFuneralHome.com