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Sara Elder Kamholtz
Sara Elder Kamholtz

Sara Elder Kamholtz

January 11, 1953 - May 18, 2021

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Memorial Visitation Spring Grove Cemetery - Norman Chapel June 4, 2021 9:15 am - 10:00 am Directions
Memorial Service Spring Grove Cemetery - Norman Chapel June 4, 2021 10:00 am Directions

Sara Elder Kamholtz (known to all as Sally) died on May 18, 2021 from complications of a stroke she suffered on April 26. She leaves her husband Jonathan, her sister Caroline (David) Prem, daughters Rebecca (Alec) Stanley and Emily (Joey) Versoza, son Will, and grandson Thor Sites. Born in 1953 to Barbara Wood Vilter and Robert Warfield Elder, she was a Cincinnatian virtually her whole life, growing up in Glendale and Clifton. She found great joy in being a student and teacher of literature. She received her BA and MA from the University of Cincinnati, passionately arguing about gender issues in 19th century novels, sex in science fiction, and literary theory, with which she felt remarkably at ease. More recently, she found great fulfillment (and yet a new set of friends) in studying and making art. She was the best and most voracious reader any of us ever knew. She was beautiful and brilliant, fun and funny. Sally lit up a room and inexpressibly brightened the lives of the many friends and family she loved with exceptional intensity. A Memorial will be held Friday, June 4, 10 a.m. at the Norman Chapel in Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum 4521 Spring Grove Avenue, with a visitation beginning at 9:15. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Planned Parenthood of Cincinnati or to the SPCA Cincinnati.

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