Curtis Allen “Cooter” Maholtz

Curtis Allen “Cooter” Maholtz, 60, of Benezette, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at home following a short illness.He was born on March 14, 1952 in DuBois son of the late Chester “Coot” Maholtz and Mabel (Barrett) Maholtz, who survives.He married Brenda (Gallagher), who survives. Mr. Maholtz was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1970. He was an equipment operator for coal companies. He lived most of his life in Bennetts Valley. He was a member of the Benezette United Methodist Church. He was an avid baseball player in his youth, continuing his love of the sport as umpire in the Valley for many years and an avid fan and attendee of the Little League World Series in Williamsport. He also loved motorcycles, spending time with his family and making people laugh, as he loved to tell jokes.In addition to his wife and mother, Mr. Maholtz is survived by four children, Rusty (Melinda) Maholtz of Benezette, Amanda Maholtz and her husband Mike Kosh of Benezette, Michael Maholtz of Benezette and Nicholas Maholtz of Benezette; and one grandchild, Hazel Sandra Maholtz of Benezette.In addition to his father, he was predeceased by two brothers, Chester “Chet” and Frederick “Rusty” Maholtz; and one sister, Kathy Tyler.A memorial service for Curtis Allen “Cooter” Maholtz will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home in Penfield, with Pastor Lola J. Turnbull officiating.There will be no visitation. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 from 9-11a.m. Interment will take place at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Weedville.