Dorothy E. "Jo" Holtzman, 79, recently of Sunbury, died suddenly on January 2, 2013 while at her home in Florida.
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She was born June 28, 1933, in Lee's Crossing, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Rachel (Comerer) Johnson.
On December 23, 1959, she married John E. Holtzman, who preceded her in death on June 17, 2011. They celebrated 51 years of marriage.
Jo was a 1951 graduate of Hummelstown.
She worked as a telephone operator, a real estate agent in PA and FL, a CNA, and enjoyed being a homemaker.
Jo was also was a licensed beautician and a volunteer for the Red Cross.
She enjoyed being with her family, reading, singing, playing instruments, drawing and painting.
Surviving are her two sons and one daughter-in-law, John A. Holtzman of Wormleysburg, Keith E. and Donna Holtzman of Arvada, Colorado; two grandchildren, Benjamin Robert and Sarah Jolene; one sister, Aileen Rask of Port Charlotte, FL; one brother and his wife, Jess and Marji Johnson of Bluffton, SC; one sister-in-law, Dolores Rothwell of Virginia; one step sister-in-law, Doris Geisweit of Hummelstown; and nephews, nieces, great-nephews, and great-nieces.
A visitation will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12 at Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home, Millersburg, with a celebration of life conducted at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Frederick H. Faust.
Contributions in Jo's memory may be made to the American Red Cross, PO Box 4002018, Des Moines, IA 50340. www.hbfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The News Item on Jan. 10, 2013