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Obituary for Mary A. Holzer (Raymond)

Mary A. (Raymond) Holzer, 88, passed away quickly and peacefully on October 11, 2023. She leaves behind lots of friends, many stories, 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and far too many baby blankets.

Beside feeding every child in Crawford Central School District for 25 years, she also raised six children along with her late husband of 44yrs, John (Coonie) Holzer. Alice Reybitz (Conrad), Rose(ann) Hoover (Rick), Conrad, Bill (Joann), Steve (Renee’), and Laura Clift (Brian) all grew up not knowing for sure what their name was. Some combination of all the above would often come out. She was known in the neighborhood for calling the clan home for supper.

Often when you couldn’t find her, she was volunteering in some fashion at St. Brigid’s Church. If there was a position to fill, she did it, and made many amazing friends along the way. She was a long time member of St. Brigid’s Church.

In her spare time she sewed for her children, granddaughters, great granddaughters, and whoever else’s kid she decided was hers. She was a bit of a magician that could take yarn and a needle or thread and a hook and with a few choice words, turn it into a blanket! Many people that she knew and several she didn’t, were blessed with her baby blankets.

Mary lived her whole life in Meadville and never went anywhere that she didn’t know someone, somewhat like the mayor. She shared this part of her personality with her father Burton W. Raymond and her mother Hester (Archer) Raymond watched on.

Waiting to greet her, along with her husband and parents, were her siblings, in-laws, daughter-in-law MIssy, and grandchildren John and Kristi. Hopefully Kristi didn’t boss her around too much.

Family and friends are invited to the Ryan M. Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 544 Chestnut Street, Meadville on Thursday, October 19, 2023 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, October 20, 2023 at 11:00 am at The Epiphany of the Lord Parish, St. Brigid Catholic Church, 383 Arch Street, Meadville, with Father Tom Trocchio as celebrant.

Mary will be laid to rest next to her husband at Kiser Hill Cemetery.

Please make a moment to share a memory or condolence with the family on Mary's Book of Memories online at