Pauline Frances (Kifer) Holzman, 92, passed away Dec. 14, 2013, at Mentor Way Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Pauline was born Dec. 6, 1921, to William and Ethel Coney in Hingham, Mass. On May 9, 1943, she married Marine Raymond F. Kifer of Cleveland. She was widowed on Jan. 21, 1959. Devoted to her children, she chose to raise them in Willoughby Hills instead of returning to her home in Hingham.
As a member of the Willoughby YMCA Solo Parents, she met Jerald Holzman. Pauline and Jerry married July 1, 1967. They bought a home in Willoughby where she helped raise Jerry's son, Todd.
Pauline was employed at the News-Herald, J. C. Penney, and Charter One Bank at the Willoughby branch.
She will be remembered for her sense of humor and smile, but most of all for her inner strength by raising three children as a single mom before she met Jerry.
Pauline is survived by her children, Judy (Ray) Moriarity of Austinburg, Donna (Steve) Micco of Eastlake, Raymond (Judy) Kifer of Willoughby Hills and Todd Holzman of Mayfield Village; grandchildren, Dan Moriarity of Ashtabula, Keith (Cindy) Moriarity of Big Pine Key, Fla., Dane (Karen) Cook of McFarland, Wis., Derek Cook of Mentor and Cindy (Drew) Myers of Willoughby; stepgrandchildren, Beth (Marcel) VanAmerongen of Texas, Debbie (Gary) Boshes of Arizona and Michael Guarino of Willoughby Hills; 13 great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; and sister, Dorothy Antoine of Hingham, Mass.
Pauline was preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond Kifer; second husband, Jerald Holzman; parents, William and Ethel Coney; and brother, William Coney.
A gathering of family and friends will be from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by a brief service of remembrance at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Davis-Babcock Funeral Home, 4154 Clark Ave., Willoughby.