1928 – 2016

RUMFORD — Kathleen T. Holtzman, 87, of Rumford died peacefully with her husband and family by her side Monday, Aug. 29, at Rumford Hospital.

She was born in Rumford on Dec. 8, 1928, the daughter of George and Florence (McCafferty) Adams, and attended Stephens High School and received her diploma in 1977.

Kathleen worked at the Rumford Zoo and was a sales associate at Laverdiere’s Drug Store for many years. She was formerly active in the chorus of RAAPA. She enjoyed quilting and knitting and loved spending time with her family and at the family camp at Garland Pond. She was formerly active in the choir at St. Athanasius – St. John Church.

She was married in Rumford on Aug. 11, 1947, to Ernest A. Holtzman Sr. who survives of Rumford. Other survivors include daughters, Kathie Carter and husband, Tony, of Dixfield and Laurie Holtzman of Rumford; sons, Ernest Holtzman Jr. of North Woodstock, N.H., David Holtzman and wife, Carol, of Andover, and Wayne Holtzman and wife, Debbie, of Rumford; sisters, Florence Wiggelsworth of Attleboro, Mass., Patricia Burnham of Bethel, and Marion Savard and husband, Donald, of Lewiston; brothers, Theodore Adams of San Diego, Calif., Clarence Adams and wife, Rose, of Ansonia, Conn., James Adams and wife, Dusty, of Las Vegas, Nev., and Daniel Adams and wife, Janet, of Woodstock, N.H.; seven grandchildren, Chris, Heather, Heidi, Adam, Kati, Ellie and Annie; seven step-grandchildren, Jada, Esau, Vanessa, Jason, Chris, Kurt and Greg; many great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents; a brother, Robert Adams; daughter-in-law, Nancy Holtzman; step-grandson, Kenneth Hill and step-granddaughter, Perry Boggs.

Friends are invited to sign the family guest book and share their thoughts, condolences and memories online at www.meaderandson.com.

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