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Arthur B. Bortz
  • In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Arthur may be made to
  • American Heart Association
    P.O. Box 417005
    Boston, MA 02241

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“I will always remember his kindness and good nature. I have also admired him for his service to the Nation and sense of duty. May God bless him. ...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Arlena Filipowicz

“I will most certainly miss seeing Mr. Bortz, with his wonderful smile, dressed to the nines. He always had a kind word and made everyone he came in...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Maria Hughes - Mohegan Lake, NY

“Arthur's wisdom, kindness, and charm touched us all. From my grandson, who at age four, wanted to wear shirts and ties so he could be a "gentleman,...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Marlene Mohn - Salt Lake City, UT

“Artie was instrumental in my Franciscan Journey. He was Formation Director of Portiuncula Fraterniy when I began this journey and his guidance and...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Bill Wojnar - Henderson, NV

“Dear Meg & Family,Such a sweet man from all accounts. Our deepest condolences to all of you. You're all in our thought and prayers.Cherish your...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Cheryl & Tom Wilson - Chatham, MA

“So very honored to have known Mr. Bortz... such a great smile- his whole face would light up. So glad that he was honored at the Salute to Freedom- I...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Laura (Young) Olisewski - PA

“Artie, you used to laugh every time I called you "My Boyfriend" You truly were and much more. I admired your wit, your impeccable presence and the...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Judy Van Riper - Shrub Oak, NY

“Remembering your Dad and Mom as part of our growing up years. Your family is in our thoughts. Rest In Peace. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Mollie Kruppenbacher - NY

“Mr. Bortz,One of the most important things I will always remember about you was your devotion to St. Francis and your honor for being a long-standing...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Nancy Kennon - Ossining, NY


Arthur B. Bortz, a 59 year resident of Mohegan Lake, NY passed away on Sunday March 26, 2017 at the age of 93. He was born in Laureldale, PA on February 19, 1924, the son of Charles and May Wegman Bortz.

Arthur served in the US Navy during WWII. He served on LST 391, landing at the beaches of Normandy and surviving the invasion. He was a member of American Legion Post 1009 in Yorktown Heights, NY.

After graduating from Muhlenberg High School in Temple, PA, he went on to earn his bachelor's degree in physics from City College of New York. Additionally, he earned his master's degree in mechanical engineering at NYU and his master's degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University. Arthur was a retired engineer with NY Telephone in NY City.

Arthur was a longtime parishioner of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Shrub Oak, NY and a former trustee of the church. He was a founding parishioner of the church when the new church on East Main St. had broken ground in its present location.

On June 2, 1945 he married Mary "Marie" Demand at St. Theresa's Church in the Bronx. Mary died on May 11, 2008. He is survived by his son Arthur and his wife Dana of Hopewell Junction, NY, his daughters Margaret Robstad of Delray Beach, FL and Mary Hancock of Wappingers Falls, NY, his brothers Charles and Raymond of Reading, PA and Donald of Boston, MA, his grandchildren Karl and his wife Tara, Daniel and his wife Kaylan, Gregory, Meghan and Diana and his great granddaughters Caroline and Juliette. He was predeceased by his son-in-law, Karl Robstad in 2001.

Visiting will be held on Wednesday March 29, 2017 from 1-3 & 6-8 pm at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday March 30, at 11:15 am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church with interment to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Somers, NY.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Arthur may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241.