Jane L. Holtz, 84, of West Falmouth died unexpectedly on December 19.

She was the widow of Gerald J. Holtz. They were married 50 years.

Raised in Brookline, she furthered her education at Barnard College in New York City, then returned to Brookline to attend a business program at Radcliffe. She went on earn an MBA from Boston College and then a doctorate in business administration with a concentration in organizational behavior from Harvard University.

Ms. Holtz began working at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1976 as a business manager for the department of psychiatry. Over 25 years, she took on more responsibility and eventually became a vice president at the hospital, serving as an administrative lead for many departments.

She and her husband retired to West Falmouth in 2001, after summering in Falmouth for 13 years. Ms. Holtz joined the West Falmouth Library board of directors at its annual meeting in August 2004 and that same year was creating the library’s new website. She served as treasurer at the library and, more recently, she served in the same role at Falmouth Art Center. Additionally, Ms. Holtz served as president of the board at the New England Organ Bank.

Ms. Holtz was a scuba diver and spent vacations in locations where she was able to partake in frequent dives. Later in life, she wanted to snorkel with her grandchildren, which she accomplished just months ago at the caves on Norman Island, British Virgin Islands.

She leaves her sons, Andrew Holtz, Jackson Holtz and Benjamin Holtz; three grandchildren; and extended family.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Keren L. Holtz, who was killed by a drunk driver in 1997.

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