Mariko K. Holtzclaw

  • "So sorry for your loss..war eagle you will be missed."
  • "Jim, our prayers for your family."
    - Bob Rasch
  • "Prayers to your family. The Malave family"
    - Danitza Malave
  • "We are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you all..."
  • "Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time."
    - The McMullen Family and the Staff of McMullen Funeral Home

Mariko K.
March 14, 1932-
June 19, 2014
Woodstock, GA- Mariko K. Holtzclaw, 82, of 4278 Moccasin Trail, Woodstock, GA died Thursday, 19 June at WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, GA.
The funeral will be at 11 AM Wednesday, 2 July at the Fort Benning Main Post Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her husband, SGM (Ret) James A. Holtzclaw, who died in December, 1985, according to McMullen Funeral Home 3874 Gentian Blvd. Columbus, GA.
Mrs. Holtzclaw was born March 14, 1932 in Tokyo, Japan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Noboru Kawakami. She met and married her husband, SGM James A. Holtzclaw in 1957. The couple returned to the United States in 1960. Mrs. Holtzclaw lived in Columbus for 22 years, and then Kennesaw, GA and Woodstock, GA for 26 years.
Survivors include her two sons, James A. Holtzclaw, 54, of Manassas, VA and Alan K. Holtzclaw, 50, of Clayton, NC; two daughters, Carolyn M. O'Brien, 53, of Woodstock, GA and Angela M. Ruiz-Bernal, 49 of Canton, GA; two brothers, Shoichi Kawakami, 79, of Kurume City, Japan, and Shouji Kawakami, 73, of Saitama, Japan; and four sisters, Yoshiko Ichino, 92, of Tokyo, Japan, Suzuko Machuga, 90, of Anchorage, AK, Kimiko Konishi, 89, of Kawasaki-shi, Japan, and Yuriko Inoue, 84, of Yachimata City, Japan.
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Published in Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on June 29, 2014
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