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48, of Westmont, died on November 22, 2017 at Windber Hospice. Born on January 15, 1969 in Greensburg, son of James W. and Kathy Bortz. Survived by his loving wife of 22 years Heather (Thompson), daughters Baylee, Abigail, and Hannah, mother Kathy and father James, brother Chris Bortz, nieces Ella and Lydia Bortz, father and mother in law Dale and Suzanne Thompson, sisters in law, Susan wife of Mark Weltner, Ellen Phillips, and Vicki wife of Daren Morder, brother in law Jim Thompson married to Judy. Also nephews and nieces, Seth and Nicole Phillips, Courtney and Kylie Morder, Kris, Sarah and Emily Thompson. Aunts, uncles and his loving companion Lucy. Jim was a 1987 graduate of Central Cambria High School and he attended University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. He loved to golfing at Sunnehanna Country Club, hunting with his father, and spend time at the beach, especially Siesta Key, with his family. Jim had a gentle heart and would do anything for anyone. He was a loving and caring son, husband, father, brother and friend who will be sadly missed. All funeral arrangements are private and are entrusted to Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Johnstown PA 15905. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to The Bortz Family Fund c/o 1st Summit Bank, 1560 Menoher Boulevard, Johnstown PA, 15905. Condolences may be sent through www.ducafuneralhome.com.
Published on November 25, 2017
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