George R Bortz

George R Bortz

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Death 23 Jan 2008 (aged 89)
Burial Bedford, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 24748857 · View Source
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George R. Bortz of Bedford, died at UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital. He was born in Johnstown, son of the late John and Mabel (Imler) Bortz. On April 5, 1946 in Virginia he married Margaret "Peg" Ott and she survives along with three children: John R., Jeffry L. and Candace. Also surviving are five grandchildren: Brandee, Rebecca, John, Maggi and Justin, five step-grandchildren, two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister Dorothy Kund and a daughter-in-law Artie Bortz. Mr. Bortz was a graduate of Bedford High School and a 1940 graduate of Washington and Jefferson College. He served overseas with the Army during World War II for 33 months. After the war he entered into business with his father. Later he owned and operated the Penn Manor Motel in Bedford from 1952 to 1955 and the Howard Johnson Motor Lodge and Restaurant in Breezewood from 1956 to 1968. He was appointed by Governor Shaffer as a commissioner on the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, and served in that capacity for four years. He has been associated with various business and real estate investments to the present time. He was a former member and Chairman of Republican Finance Committee for Bedford County Republicans, former State Republican Finance Committee. He was a deputy Sheriff for Bedford County, a member of Bedford Elks Lodge #1707, Bedford VFW, Bedford Moose Lodge #480, the Kentucky Colonels, a Tennessee Squire and the Bedford Chamber of Commerce.


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  • Created by: Kat
  • Added: 19 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24748857
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George R Bortz (23 Jan 1919–23 Jan 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24748857, citing Bedford Cemetery, Bedford, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Kat (contributor 19409629) .