John E. Ortz (1943 - 2015)

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John E. Ortz, 72, 130 Forrest View Drive, Falls Creek, died Thursday morning, Nov. 19, 2015, at home.
Born May 7, 1943, in North Apollo, Pa., he was the son of the late Harry and Ruth Held Ortz. On May 28, 1982, he married Kathy C. Richards Ortz. She survives in Falls Creek.
John was a 1961 graduate of Apollo High School and a 1968 graduate of Penn Technical Institute.
He retired as a supervisor for Bell Atlantic, DuBois, in 1996.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
John was a member of the Beechwoods Presbyterian Church in Falls Creek, the Garfield Lodge 559 F&AM, DuBois Shrine, Brockway American Legion, Telephone Pioneers Club and Friendship Hose Fire Department, Falls Creek.
He is survived by one daughter, Jeanie (Mike) Cornell of Chicora, Pa.; one son, Arnold (Shelby) Ortz of Pittsburgh; six grandchildren; two brothers, David (Rita) Ortz of Montana and Daniel (Judy) Ortz of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Bernard P. Snyder Funeral Home in Reynoldsville. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23, at the funeral home, with the Revs. David and Emily Koehler officiating. Burial will be in Beechwoods Cemetery, Falls Creek. The Garfield Lodge will conduct Masonic Services at 6 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. The Brockway American Legion will conduct military honors.
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Snyder-D'Argy Funeral Home
206 Main St
Reynoldsville, PA 15851
(814) 653-8256
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Published in The Courier Express from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 2015
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