Samuel M. Holtzman, 59


WARWICK – Samuel Holtzman died Aug. 17. He was the husband of Marilyn E. McKeever.

Born in Sharon, Mass., he was a son of the late Herman and Laura (Ventura) Holtzman.

He had been an adjunct faculty member of the math/physics department of New England Institute of Technology since 1986. An educator for the Warwick School Department, he was a science educator at Pilgrim High School from 1980 until 2001, science department head at Gorton High School until 2006 and science department head at Toll Gate High School and Winman Junior High School from 2008 until 2012, when he retired.  He was a member of the Warwick Teachers Union and was its president from 2006-08.

A graduate of Barrington College, he received his master’s of education–secondary school administration from Providence College in 1991, and his master’s of science in labor and industrial relations from the University of Rhode Island in 1999. He was a saxophonist in the dance band, “New York Minute.” He was an educator, leader, friend, husband, father and musician.

He was the father of Laura M. McKeever-Holtzman of Brooklyn, N.Y., Jessica L. McKeever-Holtzman of Warwick and Samantha E. McKeever-Holtzman of Warwick; and the brother of Joseph Holtzman, Stan Holtzman, Esta Barcohana, Virginia Holtzman, Reba Holtzman, Cynthia Holtzman, David Holtzman and Robert Holtzman.

Contributions may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place, West 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445.