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Richard M. "Dick" Bortz

Richard M. “Dick” Bortz, 83 of the Lakes at Jefferson, formerly of Lake Latonka, Mercer, passed away on August 19, 2022 at Sharon Regional Hospital. Dick was born on January 4, 1939 to the late Myron and Helen (Hazi) Bortz. He was a graduate of Lakeview High School and went on to proudly serve his Country in the United States Navy. He started his career at Bortz & Bortz Coal Co., and went on to work for many years as a welder at CPT in Franklin, and then as a truck driver for McLean’s and CCX.

Dick was a longtime member of the Bethany Presbyterian Church in Mercer. He enjoyed golfing and spending time outdoors hunting and fishing. He enjoyed hosting and attending cookouts and picnics with family and for family reunions. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Dick married his beloved wife, Mary Lou (Graham) Bortz on August 15, 1959, she preceded him in death on September 24, 2017.

Dick is survived by his daughter; DeAnn (David) McCullough of Sharpsville; sons; Richard “Dick” (Wendy) Bortz of Clarks Mills and Douglas (Janet) Bortz of South Lyon, MI; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother; James (Linda) Bortz; sister; Barb Heckman; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Rose And Black Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. Stoneboro & Sandy Lake.

A private service will be held at Bethany Presbyterian Church, Mercer.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.RoseAndBlackFH.com

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to my brother and all of his family. you will be always be in my heart. I'm shedding a tear now and so is Linda and sister Barb. take care, love you

james o bortz Aug 24 2022 8:30 AM

Dick, Wendy and family. Sending you sympathy, prayers and Gods unending peace. May sweet memories bring comfort and smiles.
Bev Zimmer

Bev Zimmer Aug 23 2022 5:31 PM

Dear Bortz Family, We learned of Dick's passing yesterday and were very sad to hear the news. We send our deepest sympathies. He will be missed.

Eugene Sheridan, Phillip Sheridan and Suzanne Yoder Aug 23 2022 1:00 PM

Sending our deepest sympathy to each of Dick's family members. May God be with you in your grief and may happy memories bring you comfort.

Fred & Marci Tenney Aug 22 2022 9:31 PM

So sorry for your loss. He was Always great to be around.

John Collenette Aug 22 2022 6:50 PM

So sorry to lose such a good friend. May happy memories spent with Dick and Mary Lou. Our prayers for the family.

Jack and Elaine Miles Aug 22 2022 6:35 PM

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of a good friend. Our deepest sympathy to his whole family. John and Penny Hanford

Penny Hanford Aug 22 2022 9:28 AM

We would like to express our deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved father, grandfather, and brother. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad and difficult time. Wishing you comfort and peace as you remember the happy times you shared...
Keith and Rosalyn Miller

Rosalyn A Miller Aug 22 2022 7:39 AM

Our sympathies to the whole family. Dick was a wonderful godly man. He will be missed.

Bruce & Jen Wamboldt Aug 22 2022 6:20 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Bortz

Dan Beougher Aug 21 2022 9:08 PM

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