The Life of Margaret "Peggy" Holzer

Margaret Holzer, 92, formerly of Schuylkill Haven passed away Saturday morning while a resident of Seton Manor Nursing Home.

Born in St. Clair, October 31, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth Paulin Charnak.

Peggy attended Cressona Schools throughout her life.

She was a member of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in St. Clair.

Peggy worked for JCPenny for 20 years before retiring in 1994.  She was a founding member of the Madison Park Ladies Auxiliary in Old Bridge, NJ.

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her husband Gerald who passed away in 2009.  She is also preceded in death by her daughter Karen Bingaman, brother Michael Charnak, sisters Dorothy Charnak, Anna Colihan, Mary Close.

She is survived by her son Gerald R. Holzer, husband to Donna of Philadelphia.  She is also survived by her sister Rita Wolfe along with five granddaughters and eight great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  She is also survived by her friend and caregiver, Richard Paoni.

A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11:00 A.M. on Friday at Grabowski Funeral Home, Schuylkill Haven.  A viewing will be held from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service.  Peggy will be laid to rest with her husband on the grounds of Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.  Memories and condolences can be shared at

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Tribute to my Aunt Peggy.

She loved life. Her smile was contagious. I'm so grateful for the time I got to spend with my sweet Aunt. She was fun and brave. She did slip and slide at my kids birthday. Loved her so much. Uncle Jerry was the love of her life and they are finally together. I will miss her so much. My heart is broken but God called her home. Aunt Peggy you were loved by so many. We will be together again ❤️Love you forever.

Posted by Beverly Holzer M on 09/10/2023

Missing you

Dear Aunt Peggy,

My heart is shattered, We have become soo close over the last 5 months. Visiting you was the highlight of my days. I loved cooking for you, playing Old Maid with you, brushing your hair, getting you outside for some fresh air, shopping for you, decorating your room, and bringing you your favorite milkshake. I wasn't ready for you to go, because our relationship had just begun. I'm sure you are happy with being with Uncle Jerry, and Karen, but life will never be the same without you. Until I see you again, you will forever be in my heart.

Posted by Kim H on 09/11/2023

Aunt Peggy

Aunt Peggy, Heaven gained a precious Angel when your Heavenly Father called you home Saturday.  I'm not sure if Heaven has a slip-n-slide or not (inside joke),.... you'll have to work that out with your Heavenly Father.

Aunt Peggy had a zest for life, second to none.  When she looked at you, you felt her love embrace you.  When she loved you... her love was unconditional and forever.  She was witty, funny, kind hearted, and could be unfiltered in a spontaneous funny way.  To know her was to love her.

Peggy's presence would fill a room.  She filled my heart with her love.  That heart is broken, but I rejoice that she is at peace with the Lord, and with the absolute love of her life, Uncle Jerry.

Family is everything!  

Until we meet again, Aunt Peggy.  I will forever love you❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️


Posted by Bob H on 09/11/2023