Pauline D. Holzbach age 81 formerly of Canton, Ohio passed away Thursday in the Riverside Manor in Newcomerstown, OH. following a brief illness. Born in Canton, Ohio on July 13, 1927 she was the daughter of the late, Fred and Elizabeth Schmitz. She had attended Lincoln High School and was preceded in death by her husband, Godfrey S. Holzbach Sr. who passed away April 30, 1981 and also by her sisters, Audrey Hollback, Madge Corn and Ruth Potts.
She was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ and a member of the Canton Chapter #190 Order of Eastern Star. Pauline enjoyed her music and especially volunteering in her daughters classroom at Clarendon Elementary School.
Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-law, Godfrey S. Jr. and Cyndy Holzbach of Newcomerstown, OH. and Jimmy S. Holzbach and her daughter and son-in-law, Michel and Daniel Rueger of Ashland, OH. Six grandchildren, Godfrey S. Holzbach lll, Tacey Blakeley, Jenna Holzbach, Danielle, Christina and Michael Rueger and seven great grandchildren, Brittany, Lydia, Emma and Sheridan Holzbach, Zachary and Aeris Fry, Jillanna Holzbach and a step great granddaughter, Hayleigh Robeson.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11:30 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home Canton Chapel with Pastor Ignatius David officiating.
Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home one hour before services on Monday 10:30-11:30 a.m. Eastern Star services Monday at 10:15 a.m.