YORK Paul H. Bortner, Jr., 50, died at 9:54 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown as the result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. He was the devoted husband of Shari J. (Hertel) Bortner, with whom he celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary on October 5, 2012. There will be no viewing. Following cremation with Workinger-Semmel F.H. & Crematorium, Inc., York, a Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 2,7 at Mount Wolf Community Church, 98 S. 6th St., Mount Wolf, with his former minister, Pastor Dan Dellosso, officiating. The family asks that those attending the service feel free to bring along any photos they might like to share. The service will be followed by a covered dish at Paul's residence in his gardens. Please bring a lawn chair if planning to attend the covered dish. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Mr. Bortner was born April 4, 1963, in Hanover, and was the son of Paul H., Sr. and Violet L. (Straubaugh) Bortner of Spring Grove. He was a parts specialist in the auto and truck industry in the York area, having been a devoted employee of Baugher Motors, Inc. in Jefferson, Dick Hill Auto Parts in Shiloh, and the former York Mack in West York, which is now the PA Truck Center in Wrightsville. He was attentive to his customer's needs and was frequently requested. He was a graduate of Spring Grove H.S. Class of ' 81, an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed helping his elderly neighbors with their landscaping and yard work, and had very fond memories of Dry Run and the family hunting camp in Clearfield County. Mr. Bortner is survived by his wife; his parents; two daughters, Chasity Sullivan and husband, Josh of Thomasville, and Jessica Kendall of Maryland; a son, Jeffrey Einsig of Syracuse, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Felicia, Joshua, Quinton, Bryce, and Anascot; a sister, Karen Riddle and husband, Rick of East Berlin; a brother, Tony Bortner and wife, Lisa of Spring Grove; his beloved dogs, Belle and Jenny Wade; and a very large extended family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to http//www.hunt ofalifetime.org, Hunt Of A Lifetime Foundation, P.O. Box 241, Harborcreek, PA 16421. His wife was the joy of his life. www.workinger-semmel.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on June 25, 2013