George H. Bortz - Obit - 16 Jan 1956
is George Bortz, Coal Operator, Dies at George H. Bortz, 76, native of Westmoreland County who moved founded the Bortz Coal Co. in died in Uniontown Hospital at a - m - Sunday after a long illness. to Fayette County in 1901 a n lie lived at 25 North Mount Ave , Uniontown. ja son, Roy, Deceased was affiliated w i Mr. W. A. Stone Co. before his own concern. He was active in community and religious organizations, organizations, acting for several years as trustee and member of the session of First Presbyterian Church. He was an honorary me)T1 b er o f the board of trustees Uniontown Hospital and w a active in the Uniontown Chamber of Commerce and Fayette Devel- Council. He was a p a s the president of the Pennsylvania onomy League. of l l for He was active in Fayette 228, F. A, M., and was a master in 1913. He was a of Uniontown Lodge of Perfection, Pittsburgh Consistory, S h r Shrine Luncheon Club, past master master of Uniontown Knights Templar and permanent member of t Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children. Borlz is survived by his Mrs. Pameila deForest Bortz; a son, George Bortz Jr.: two daughters. daughters. Mrs. W. R. Thompson of Washington, Pa., and Mrs. Dorothy Dorothy Davis of Delray Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren; three brothers, brothers, C. E. Bortz of Uniontown, James E. of Greensburg and J. Bortz of Washington, Pa., and sisters, Mrs. Charles Somers of Greensburg and Mrs. Ralph Beerbower Beerbower of Pittsburgh. The body will be at the home until noon Tuesday and in First Presbyterian Church from 1 to pT~m7T~ hour of the service" the Rev. William R. Johnston, D_EL_and Dr. WilliamJ3. Hindman Hindman officiating. Burial will be made in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Uniontown Lodge 228 will conduct a ritual'at the home at 7:30 tonight.