Carolyn Holzer

Carolyn Holzer

Sunday, June 9th, 1935 Sunday, August 4th, 2019

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Obituary for Carolyn G. Holzer

Carolyn Gsell Holzer, 84, of Penn National, died Sunday, August 4, 2019. Born on June 9, 1935, Carolyn was the daughter of Isabel Binkley and Norman Guy Roof. She graduated from Fair Haven High School, Massachusetts and Penn Hall Prep School and Jr. College. She was the church secretary for First Lutheran Church, sold advertising for WCBG radio, and worked in the real estate division at Penn National.
Carolyn was passionate about her family, dear friends, book clubs, and the beautiful fields and mountains of Franklin County. Volunteering to work with both grieving families and those who were ill under the auspices of Spiritrust Lutheran Hospice brought her great joy and fulfillment.
She is survived by a daughter, Stasia (Chuck) Whitacre of Purcellville, VA, a son, Clayton (Susan) Gsell of Wilmington, NC; grandchildren Kira (Nick) Williams of Brooklyn, New York and Blake Whitacre of Purcellville. Carolyn also held a special place in her heart for all her grand pups and grand kitty.
A memorial service will be held at First Lutheran Church, 43 W Washington St., Chambersburg, PA on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 11:00AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Spiritrust Lutheran Home Care at 2700 Luther Drive in Chambersburg.

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    Saturday, August 17th, 2019 | 11:00am
    First Lutheran Church
    West Washington Street
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    Saturday, August 17th, 2019

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Christine Young

There were times when I would sit with Carolyn on her back deck and we would just chat about anything and everything. We mostly discussed our day to day lives and our families. Carolyn spoke about her children and grandchildren with pride and devotion. The most special memory I have of Carolyn is when she was caring for two feral cats that would come frequently to her back deck. She made sure there was food and water out for them every day, and she also put together a little make-shift enclosure they could sleep in at night. It wasn't long before the two cats came every day and slept together every night. While Carolyn was away visiting family she asked if I could come in the mornings and leave food out and take it up at night. My husband and I were glad to pitch in for these little kitties. These are the special things neighbors share with one another; memories we will not soon forget. Carolyn had a good heart and a generous spirit. We will miss her sweet smile. Our sincere condolences to her family and friends. Our hearts are with you in your time of sorrow.

In Loving Memory of a Beautiful Soul
from Chris and Ray Young
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Love and Hugs, Ken and Tina

Stasia, Chuck, Kira, Blake and all of your family are in our thoughts today as you celebrate your mother and grandmother. Love and hugs, Ken and Tina
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Georgianna Hoffeditz

I was sorry to hear of Carolyn's passing. I am a Hospice volunteer and met her at or Hospice meeting. She will be missed.
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