David G. Holl
November 23, 1943 ‒ September 23, 2021
David Guthrie Holl, age 77, of Centerburg, died unexpectedly on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
Born November 23, 1943 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Carl E. and Helen M. (Guthrie) Holl. Graduate of John Marshall High School, Class of ’62, where he was Drum Major his senior year. Graduate of Otterbein College where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Math Education. Graduate of Ashland University where he earned his Master’s Degree in Math. David taught math at Thomas Worthington High School, Worthington, OH from 1966 until his retirement in 1994 and at Otterbein University from 1996 until through 2006. For many years he participated with the Worthington Field Studies. He was an avid hunter, (a moose hangs over his living room fireplace), and fisherman as well as a gourmet cook. In his “spare time” he tended his beehives and encouraged others in beekeeping. Ever the perpetual student, he dazzled people with his diverse knowledge. A member of the Hopewell United Methodist Church, his heart belonged to the people there and to our LORD. To quote an acquaintance of David’s, “He was one of the good ones.” Many people would echo those words.
David is survived by loving wife of 19 years, Alma J. (Gemeinhart) Holl; brother, Robert E. Holl; aunt, Lydia (Klotz) Guthrie; niece, Kelly B. (Joshua) Poole; nephew, Jason C. (Erica) Holl; great-nieces and great-nephew, Aubrey and Brooklyn Poole, Cecilia and Skyler Holl; step-daughter, Beth E. (James) Peifer; step-son, John M. Nash; step-grandchildren, Allyson (Tony) Caldwell, Chloe, Anya, Camden and Asa Peifer, Ruby, Grayson and Grant Nash; step-great-granddaughter, Lenora Caldwell.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Hopewell United Methodist Church, 20220 Hopewell Rd., Mt. Vernon, OH 43050. Pastor Lee Cubie officiating. Casual attire as Dave preferred.
Contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity International, 322 West Lamar Street, Americus, Georgia 31709-3543 in David’s memory.
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