The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


November 24, 2013

Theodore M. Holtz

HASTINGS — HOLTZ – Theodore M. “Fizz,” 73, Hastings, passed away Nov. 22, 2013, at Miners Hospital. Born Sept. 5, 1940, in Spangler, son of the late Melidus and Helen (Gill) Holtz. Also preceded in death by brothers,  Damian “Doc” Holtz and Tim Holtz; sister, Dolly Link; and aunt, Roseanna “Posey” Gill. Survived by his wife of 35 years, Barbara (Haluska) Holtz; children, Tim, and wife, Karen, Hastings; Teddy, Hastings; Jackie Black, and husband, Joe, Fenelton; and Derick, and his wife, Misty, Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Ethan Holtz, Owen Holtz, Caden Holtz and Owen Black; brothers, Kenneth “Cheetah” and Russel “Hack,” both of Hastings, and Dan “Bump,” North Carolina; sisters, Margie Entler and Jean Kazmer, both of Ohio. Mr. Holtz graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1962. He took his first job as a teacher in Montgomery County, Maryland, right out of college. He retired from Marion Center High School after 42 years of service. He taught history and driver’s education and was known as The White Owl. He was the athletic director at Harmony and also taught driver’s education at Northern Cambria. He coached both baseball and basketball at Marion Center and also started the football program there. Ted and his wife owned The Home Plate restaurant in Hastings from 1982 to 1984. He was a member of the Firemen’s Club, Hastings VFW and the Moose. He also had an affiliation with the Kermoor Camp. Friends will be received from 2 to 4  and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 at the Easly-Hindman Funeral Home, 333 Beaver St., Hastings, and from 10 a.m. until time of funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at St Bernard Catholic Church.   Interment, St. Boniface Cemetery. Arrangements in care of the Easly-Hindman Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., “exclusive provider of veterans and family memorial care.”  Condolences may be made at

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