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Faye A. Hoelz

April 27, 1933 — November 10, 2019

Faye A. Hoelz

Faye A. Hoelz (nee Bozarth) age 86 of Riverside passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2019. Born in Riverside on April 27, 1933, she remained a lifelong resident. Faye retired after 25 years as a school nurse at Holy Cross High School in Delran. She graduated in the class of 1950, Riverside High School, and was inducted in the Riverside Sports Hall of Fame.
Beloved wife of the late James, who passed away in 2009, having been married for 53 years, loving mother of James Jay Hoelz (Bill Welsh), David C. (Joanne) Hoelz, cherished grandmother of Katherine Maria (Benjamin) Hurt, Chelsey Faye Hoelz, David Andrew Hoelz, and Sydnie Jo Hoelz, dear great grandmother of Jace Loechner, devoted sister of Lee (Carolyn) Bozarth, and also survived by many nieces and nephews. Faye was the daughter of the late Howard R. and Susie Jane Bozarth, and sister of the late Joan Headman, Howard, Roy and Earl Bozarth.
Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation with her family on Saturday, November 16th, 2019, 10 am -12:00 pm at the MARK C. TILGHMAN FUNERAL HOME, 38 N. Forklanding Road, Maple Shade. Memorial service will follow at 12:00 pm. Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting
Faye A. Bozarth Hoelz
Most people think that Faye Almetta Bozarth and James Jay Hoelz were married on September
15, 1956. But they would be wrong. Faye and Jim were married in 1940 in first grade in a Tom
Thumb wedding. When she saw something she wanted, she went for it and got it. That would
be the story of her life.
Faye was born in Riverside, New Jersey in 1933 and spent the rest of her life there. She was
Riverside through and through. She bled Maroon and White. Actually, she bled White. She was
the Riverside High School Sports Night Captain of the white team in 1950 and was an ardent
supporter of Sports Night through the years. Both her daughters-in-law, Barbara Horan and
Joanne Konrad were captains of their respective sports night teams. And ironically, all three
Hoelz women lost. That was probably the last time that Faye lost at anything.
Faye was extremely active in sports in high school. She was a standout in field hockey and
basketball. She even kicked field goals for the football team, but she was told in high school
that she couldn’t play on both the hockey and football teams. She chose hockey because she
would get more playing time. She was inducted into the Riverside High School Sports Hall of
She completed nurse’s training at West Jersey Hospital in 1953. She worked for a few years for
Dr. Pinksey, an obstetrician but stopped working shortly after she was married in 1956. Faye
and Jim lived at Bishop’s Dairies in Riverside and had two children, Jim and Dave. In 1966, the
Hoelz family moved to 205 7
Street in Riverside and that was to remain her residence until her
death. She began substitute teaching in the late 1960’s in Riverside and then took a job as the
school nurse at Holy Cross High School in Delran.
Faye realized that she needed to augment her education and went back to night school for her
Bachelor’s degree and, ultimately, her Master’s degree in Guidance. She felt as a school nurse
in a high school that much of her craft was guidance as much as nursing. She spent over 20
years as the school nurse and retired from Holy Cross.
Over the past 6 years, Faye encountered a great deal of adversity, including the loss of her leg.
Her spirits never flagged. She always had a positive attitude and pushed herself to live her best
life. Ask her friends – She was a trooper.
How would you describe Faye? She was a tough woman. You almost never saw her cry except
during “Brian’s Song”. Honest to a fault. She would tell you exactly what she was thinking.
There was never a filter. She was kind and loving and would do anything for a friend or family
member. She wasn’t the best cook, but she could sew better than most. She made many a
costume and outfit for her grandchildren. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She will be missed.
Faye is survived by her brother Lee and his wife Carolyn, her son James and his husband Bill, her
son David and his wife Joanne, her four grandchildren Katherine, Chelsey, David and Sydnie and
her great grandchild Jace. She was the loving daughter of the late Howard R. Bozarth and Susie
Pestridge of Riverside, loving sister of the late Howard, Earl, Roy and Joan and loving wife of the
late James Hoelz.
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