Dr. David Jonas Holzsager

July 24, 1945 - April 25, 2022

07/24/1945 - 04/25/2022

David Jonas Holzsager, M.D., affectionately known as “Dr. David,” passed away peacefully on April 25, 2022. Dr. David began his life in New York City, living in Manhattan and Long Island in his early years. He followed in his father’s footsteps, pursuing a lifelong career in pediatrics, starting with a prestigious education at Cornell University and Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine.

After completing his education, Dr. David did an internship at Jacobi Pediatric Hospital and moved to Massachusetts to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. There he began practicing medicine and met his wife, Denise, who predeceased him in February, 2020. Dr. David practiced in Massachusetts for several years before exploring a dream to move out west to California. Eventually the family returned to the East Coast to be closer to family, settling in Virginia.

David is survived by three children, his sons, Philip and Jonas, and daughter Lynne, two grandchildren Connor and Cate, and his twin sister Lisa.

During his life David was an avid skier and runner, a motorcycle rider, and aikido instructor. He was a science fiction and fantasy fan, and a lover of dad humor. During his later years he enjoyed cultivating beautiful gardens with Denise around his Yorktown properties, when not caring for patients in his signature Hawaiian shirts.

Dr. David was beloved not only by his family, but also by hundreds of patients. He will be dearly missed by many. A joint celebration of life will be held for David and Denise at a date to be announced by the family.

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Glynis Ulmer
2 days ago

I was, and still am, very surprised and shocked to hear about Dr. David’s passing. He was an awesome doctor. We were blessed to have him as our son’s doctor for twenty years. God has called one of his children home. He is once again with his wife and soul mate. May he rest in peace. Dr. David, you will be missed. Thank you for our son’s care.

Janet Meeks
10 days ago

I was hoping Dr. Holtzseger was well and back at work when I took my grandson in for a check 5/5/22. I was in total shock when I saw his picture and the words “In Memory Of.” I could not believe it. Dr. Holtzseger was my children’s Dr. and was their children Dr., that’s how great of a pediatrician he was. We will definitely miss him. God’s blessing to the family.

Amy Bound
13 days ago

Sad to hear the news of Dr Holzsager. My children saw him and my grandkids. It’s such a huge loss to everyone in my family. He was the best dr around. My condolences are with his family. He will be greatly missed.

Nancy Stith-Harrell
16 days ago

Sorry very sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. David Holzsager. I enjoyed being being his nurse. He always reminded me of Phil Jackson Coach of The Lakers. Rest In Peace.

Tracy Sigler
17 days ago

I am so sad to hear that our beloved family pediatrician Dr. Holzsager has passed on. My condolences to his beloved family and the staff of Hampton Roads Pediatrics and we are praying your strength in the Lord. Dr. Holzsager was an outstanding pediatrician with such an engaging personality and always sharing stories. My children were patients of his for over a decade. My children were captivated by him and never dreaded going to the doctors’ office…they thoroughly enjoyed seeing Dr. Holzsager and we will miss seeing him. The loss is immense…Dr. Holzsager is irreplaceable and we know he is resting from his labor here on this earth.