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Claudia Holtzclaw, age 74, died peacefully in her home on

December 3rd, 2020. A resident of Florida since her retirement in 2005, she lived and worked as a counselor, educator, and administrator in Japan, England, Germany, The Philippines Islands, Iceland, The Netherlands, Panama and Cuba as well as Arlington, Virginia, and Dayton, Ohio, for 40 years.

Vacations and retirement years were devoted to traveling with friends and family, political activities, and volunteering to work for social justice issues. Her cremains will be interred in the R.W. Emerson Garden at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Sarasota, Florida.
Published by Dayton Daily News on Dec. 6, 2020.
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Claudia was a strong and intelligent woman with positive ideas. An educator and an organizer. Strong in her beliefs, she willingly gave her time and effort to forward those convictions. I loved her and admired her and will miss m our conversations.
Callie Hutsell
December 7, 2020
Godspeed, Claudia. She was my mother Jean’s first cousin, much loved by her, my sister Sis, and all of our family. I have many wonderful memories of and about her and she will be greatly missed. I’m sure she is with the rest of the family who have gone before her, laughing, talking and singing together “Naki-San, Naki-San, Naki-San”!
Kitty Kieffer Schweikert
December 7, 2020
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