Elmer C. Bortner
January 9, 1925 - September 18, 2016
Spring Garden Township
Elmer C. Bortner passed away peacefully on September 18, 2016 and went on to rejoin his beloved wife Betty who predeceased him earlier this year. Elmer was born in York on January 9, 1925 and was the son of the late Elmer C. and Nora (Hunt) Bortner. He married Betty J. Hess on January 5, 1945 and they celebrated 71 years of marriage.
A graduate of York High School, Mr. Bortner enlisted in the United States Navy in June of 1943 and served overseas during WWII. He was honorably discharged in January of 1946. Upon return from serving his country, Elmer joined the York Police Department and, over the years, rose from Patrolman to Chief of Police. The great joys of his life included trips to Rehoboth Beach for beach time, family time and fishing.
Mr. Bortner is survived by his two children, Sheryl J. McCartney (husband Gary) of Allentown and Michael L. Bortner of York. He is also survived by three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Services for Elmer will be private at the convenience of the family. Workinger Semmel Funeral Homes and Cremation, 849 East Market Street, York, is assisting with arrangements.KuhnerAssociates.com
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Published by York Daily Record on Sep. 21, 2016.