We all knew her and can all share stories of what it was like to work with her. But did you really know her?
Here’s what was written about our class dean, Marian de Holczer, in the Autumn 1974 edition of the Punahou Bulletin upon the occasion of her retirement:
—Marian de Holczer, Dean of the Class of 1974, who, after 25 years, bade aloha to Punahou along with her class in June. Her career with the school began in 1941, was interrupted by World War II and resumed in 1950. She has been an elementary teacher, a Junior School advisor and supervisor, and joined the Academy Deans roster in 1965. Understanding, tact and diplomacy have marked Mrs. de Holczer’s relationships with students, parents and colleagues. Graduates of 1969, as well as 1974, share the school’s affection for her.
Mrs. De Holczer was our supervisor in the Winne Units before she moved to the academy. Read this blog post for an early school time memory of her then. When it was announced that she would be our dean in the academy I was somewhat shocked having still associated her with our early Punahou years.
During the Punahou74 commencement ceremony, Mrs. de Holczer had some kind words to say about the class during the graduation ceremony. Because you may not remember them here’s your chance to experience them again. If you are like me, I am sure you will appreciate what she had to say especially now that almost 39 years have passed since the evening she addressed us.
Mrs. De Holczer was born in 1911 and passed away in 1980 at the age of 69. She did not attend our 5th reunion but did send a note of aloha that was shared with those who attended.