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Robert H. (Woody) Holtz

July 10, 1941 ~ April 7, 2020 (age 78)

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Robert H. Holtz of Medina, NY, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in The Unity Hospital of Rochester.  He was born in Medina, NY on July 10, 1941, the son of the late Germain A. and Henrietta [McElwee] Holtz.

Bob graduated from Medina High School and Bryant and Stratton.

He served with the US Air Force in Olathe, Kansas where he was a material control specialist.

Bob was a production supervisor with Abex, after the plant closed, he became a sales representative with Cook Wholesale and later with Jacob Kerns & Sons for several years before retiring.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Medina Lions Club, and the Holy Trinity RC Church where he served as an usher and collected for Catholic Charities.

Bob was always active playing tennis, golfing or playing hockey at Butts Park in the winter, where he held the top scoring title for countless years.   He also had two hole-in-ones.

He loved spending time with his family and friends and was an avid Bills and Sabres fan.

Bob never met a stranger, he was kind, caring and always there to lend a hand.

Bob was the husband of the late Karen E. [Keep] Holtz, who passed away in February of 2007.

He is survived by his children  Katherine (Donald) Mills and David R. Holtz, two grandchildren Carrie and Henry Mills and was the brother of Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” (Richard) Barnard, Thomas A. (Colleen) Holtz, Margaret M. “Peg” (Michael) Cushman,  proud uncle of  James (Maria) Barnard, John Barnard, Julie (Nathan) Green, Matthew Holtz, Robert (Marie) and William(Melissa) Cushman, great uncle of Megan, Jessica, Benjamin, Abigail and Leah, a special friend, Evie Callard.

Bob's family will be present for visitation on Friday, July 24 2020 from 3-7PM at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 West Center Street, Medina, NY.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Holy Trinity RC Church, 211 Eagle Street, Medina, NY,  followed by Military Honors.

Memorials in his name,  may be made to Paws Animal Shelter,  3371 Gaines Basin Rd, Albion, NY 14411 or Holy Trinity Church, 211 Eagle St, Medina, NY 14103.

Due to current regulations, social distancing and facial coverings are required.


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July 24, 2020

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cooper Funeral Home
215 West Center Street
Medina, NY 14103

Mass of Christian Burial
July 25, 2020

11:00 AM
Holy Trinity RC Church (Medina, NY)
211 Eagle Street
Medina, NY 14103

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