Thomas Arthur Holz

Sept. 15, 2014

Thomas Arthur Holz (BS Metallurgy ’59) of Tiffin, Ohio, died Sept. 12 at his residence. He was 77.

He was born July 17, 1937, in Evanston, Ill., and graduated from high school in Lansing. In 1959, he earned a bachelor’s degree in metallurgy from Michigan State University. He retired as a metallurgical engineer after having worked at Kelsey-Hayes and Hayes-Albion, as well as other locations.

He is survived by two sons, Douglas (Jenny) Holz of Powell, Ohio, and Patrick (LuAnn) Holz of Fishers, Ind., and five grandchildren.

Holz was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and was involved in various church activities, and he a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Funeral was Sept. 17 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with burial following. Arrangements were by the Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory in Tiffin, Ohio. To send condolences or view the celebration of life video, visit