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Louis W. Holzwarth

August 30, 1930 ~ September 26, 2018 (age 88)

Louis W. Holzwarth, 88, of Chicora, a well-known retired school bus driver, passed away early Wednesday morning, September 26, 2018 at Butler Memorial Hospital following complications of pneumonia.

Louis was born in Pittsburgh on August 30, 1930.  He was the son of the late Elmer and Rose Hokamp Holzwarth.

Mr. Holzwarth was of the Roman Catholic faith.  Louis was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp.  He enjoyed working on puzzles and crosswords.   In his earlier years Mr. Holzwarth was employed as a foreman for Penn Dixie Cement Co. and was employed as a school bus driver for more than half a century.  He drove for Tribley Bus Lines, Kerm Hovis, C.G. McCormick, Robert Moore Bus Lines, and Bauman Bus Lines.

Louis is survived by his wife, Shirley J. Little Holzwarth, whom he married at St. Patrick Sugarcreek Church in Armstrong Co. on June 25, 1960.

Also surviving are six children, Theresa A. Holzwarth and her partner, Kris Timblin, of Chicora, Mary E. Mann and her husband, Gerald, of Ronceverte, WV, Patricia L. McElravy and her husband, Eric, of Chicora, Louis A. Holzwarth, SSG, US Army, RET, of Killeen, TX, Jean Marie Holzwarth of Chicora, and Joseph Holzwarth and his wife, Melanie, of Butler; ten grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; a sister, Marion Schreckenghost, of Kittanning; two sisters-in-law, Rose Snyder of Chicora and Judy Holzwarth of Pittsburgh, as well as a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, Louis was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles, Paul, and Albert Holzwarth, and a sister, Rose Marie Pennington.

Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home of Chicora, 339 Chicora Fenelton Rd., Chicora, from 1 – 3 and 6 – 8 p.m. Friday.  A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Brady’s Bend, with the Rev. John M. Butler, church pastor, officiating.  Interment will military honors accorded by the Chicora, Brady’s Bend, and East Brady American Legion Posts will be at St. Patrick Cemetery, Sugarcreek Twp., Armstrong Co.  For additional information or to send a condolence, please visit

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