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Gloria J. Holtz

December 3, 2021

Gloria J. Holtz, 72, Clayton passed away Friday morning, December 3, 2021, at Samaritan Keep Home where she had resided for six years.

Gloria was born in Cambridge, MA July 31, 1949, daughter of the late Piatt and Jean (Wentzell) Shewmaker. The family moved to Virginia and she attended schools in Norfork.

On September 15, 1984 she married James E. Holtz in Clayton.

Gloria was a cashier for WalMart in Watertown and then LeRay. She enjoyed crocheting, jigsaw puzzles, and watching soap operas.

Along with her husband, James, she is survived by her three children, Jeanne (Richard) Vinson, San Diego, CA, Jaime (Alex) Chavez, San Diego, CA, and Charles Rudman, Norfolk, VA; seven grandchildren; three siblings, Darren (Melodi) Shewmaker, Central FL, Linwood (Debbie) Wentzell, Virginia Beach, VA, and Gail (Bill) Holland, Amissville, VA; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

As per her wishes there are no services at this time. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton and online condolences to Gloria's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gloria's name may be made to Samaritan Keep Home, attn. Patient Activities Fund, 133 Pratt St., Watertown, NY 13601.


#14 Brandy Hardy-bristol 2021-12-10 21:30
Jim an Family.
So sorry for the loss of a sweet woman. I loved seeing her smile and her warm hugs. She was full of joy. She will be dearly missed. Thoughts and prayers to you all
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#13 Desormeau Chrissy 2021-12-10 16:40
Sorry to hear of Gloria's passing. I worked with her at both Wal-Marts. Always a smile on her face and a joy to be around. Thoughts and prayers.
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#12 Darci Lynn Smith 2021-12-08 16:54
I am sorry to hear the passing of Gloria I worked with her at Leary. She was such a sweet lady and will be missed by so many. We had a lot of laughs and she would do anything for anyone. Sending my thoughts and prayers to her family.
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#11 John and Barb Vault 2021-12-07 08:36
Jim and Family, our condolences extend to you knowing that Gloria has passed. God has another Angel to add to His legion! She certainly earned her golden wings. Fly high!
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#10 Melinda Countryman 2021-12-07 08:16
So sorry to hear this. Gloria was always so nice to me. Thinking of you Jim and the entire family ❤
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#9 Jacinta Wood 2021-12-06 21:55
So sorry to hear this Jim. It saddened me. I hope you are doing OK. I loved Gloria. She was a happy go lucky lady❤ Thoughts and prayers to you and the family.
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#8 Michelle Youngs 2021-12-06 21:16
Jim and Family I am so sorry for the loss of Gloria. Meet her years ago at Smalls. She was a great Lady have lots of fond memories of her. When ever I saw you Jim i always asked about her.
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#7 Joanne Radley 2021-12-06 17:28
Fly high my friend. Never seen someone smile like you.
My thoughts and prayers go out the her husband and children. Let all the wonderful memories bring you comfort in the days to come.
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#6 Lisa Zehr 2021-12-06 17:21
I am so sorry to hear this as I worked with her at Walmart for many years. She was such a sweetheart. We both had many laughs on the front end! Fly high sweet lady!
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#5 Heather Redmond 2021-12-06 15:35
I am so sorry to hear of Gloria's passing. I was a CNA on her floor and she was a joy to be around! I loved her hugs and her laugh! I also loved to see the love between her and Jim as well!!! My thoughts and prayer are with the family. ❤
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