John R. Bortz, 66, of Harrisburg, passed away suddenly Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Holy Spirit Hospital. He was born November 26, 1946 in Bedford, PA; he was the son of the late George R. Bortz.
Surviving is his wife, Marjorie A. Griffiths Bortz; 3 sons, John Nicklaus Bortz, wife, Jenn, of New Cumberland, Robert Griffiths, of Cathedral City, CA, and Jeffrey Griffiths, of Harrisburg; his mother, Margaret V. (Ott) Bortz; his brother, Jeff L. Bortz, wife, Joanne; his sister, Candace L. (Bortz) Secrest, husband, Rodney, all of Bedford; nephew, Justin Secrest; and 3 nieces, Brandee Bortz, Becky Bortz and Maggie Secrest.
John retired from the PA Turnpike Commission as a Credit and Collection Manager, with 35 years of service; and was a graduate of Robert Morris University with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration.
He was a member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hummelstown, Trinity Lutheran Church, Bedford, Hole in One Club, Bedford Elks Lodge and the Hershey Italian Lodge.
He was an avid and competitive golfer, enjoyed gardening, being outdoors, and a Steeler's fan.
A graveside service will be held 11:30 AM Tuesday, July 30, 2013 in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, 4855 Londonderry Rd., Harrisburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Harrisburg Area Humane Society, 7790 Grayson Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17111 or to an animal shelter of your choice.