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Opal Elizabeth Bortz Wilson, age 95, of North East since 1966, died on Friday, August 15, 2014, at UPMC Hamot.
She was born on January 6, 1919 in Fredonia, Pa., to the late Erwin and Carrie Moyer Bortz.
Opal, along with her husband, Clarence, was co-owner of the Lakeview Motel in North East from 1966-1984.
She enjoyed needlework, jig-saw puzzles, & playing cards.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence H. Wilson (Jan. 1, 2000); a grandson, Brian Behrens; sisters, Ethel Bromley and Sarah Courtney; and brothers, Floyd and Norman Bortz.
She is survived by her son, Dennis Clarence Wilson (Nancy); her daughter, Annetta Rae Behrens (Robert); grandson, Robert Behrens Jr.; and great-grandson, Danny Behrens, all of North East; also several nieces and nephews. A special thank you to caregiver, Shanna Long.
Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. until time of a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Officiating Rev. David Kuchta. Interment North East Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Crescent Hose Company, PO Box 89, North East, PA 16428.
Elkin Funeral Home
65 South Lake Street
North East, PA 16428
Published in the Erie Times-News from Aug. 17 to Aug. 18, 2014