Tribute to Kathy A. Holtzmanby Representative Keith J. Rothfus
Posted on 2016-01-12
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Mr. ROTHFUS. Mr. Speaker, it is appropriate from time to time we take
the opportunity to recognize contributions that everyday citizens have
made to our community and our nation. It is in that spirit that today
we remember Kathy A. Holtzman of Richland Township, Cambria County,
Kathy served her community, her church, and her family with dedication and joy. When [[Page E37]] she died at age 75 on December 6, 2015, she was survived by her husband, Robert, her daughter, Brenda, her grandchildren, Devin and Lea, her sister, Margery, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Brian.
Mrs. Holtzman was a devoted member of her parish, St. Benedict Catholic Church in Geistown, where she served as an usher.
A model citizen and public servant, she served as a Cambria County Commissioner for twelve years, four of those years as President Commissioner.
Before serving in this capacity, she fulfilled a variety of other important roles in her community: Co-Founder, along with Bill Stewart, of Penn Highlands Community College; Richland Township School Director; Republican State Committee Women; President of Cambria County Senior Citizens and Turner Apartments in Ebensburg; board member of the Salvation Army, Peniel Drug and Alcohol Program, and Johnstown Sportsmen's Club; and member of the Geistown-Richland Lions Club.
Mrs. Holtzman's family can be very proud of her legacy in the community where she without a doubt left a positive, lasting impact. Likewise, the citizens of Cambria County will continue to reap the benefits of Kathy's community engagements for years to come. Kathy Holtzman's life was a well-lived one in the service of others. It is an honor to recognize her today.