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JoAnn Bortz

February 24, 1941 September 16, 2013
JoAnn Bortz
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Obituary for JoAnn Bortz

JoAnn Carpenter Bortz, 72, of Waynesburg, Pa. and formerly of Pittsburgh died at 2:40 a.m. Monday, September 16, 2013 in the Donnell House, Washington, Pa. after being seriously ill for the past four months.She was born February 24, 1941 in Brave, Pa. a daughter of Roxanna Pearl Moore Carpenter of Uniontown, Pa. and the late Joseph Irvin Carpenter.Mrs. Bortz had resided in the Pittsburgh area for 55 years prior to returning to Greene County in 2005.She was an active member of the WWJD Christian Center in Waynesburg where she showed her love for the Lord as the church clerk, a former Sunday school teacher and church historian.Mrs. Bortz enjoyed interior designing, genealogy, making jewelry, sewing and knitting.She attended Taylor Alderdice High School in Pittsburgh.Mrs. Bortz was last employed as a waitress by the former G.C. Murphy Co. and Rite Aid both in the Greenfield section of Pittsburgh.On June 12, 1985 she married Ronald Eugene Bortz who survives.Also surviving are a son, J.D., husband of Kim Trango of Pittsburgh and a daughter, Monica Roz of Burnside, MD.; three grandchildren; two sisters, Jean, wife of Fred Carter of Carmichaels and Linda Carpenter of Pittsburgh; three brothers, Wayne, husband of Wanda Carpenter of Uniontown, James, husband of Cathie Carpenter of Waynesburg and Joseph, husband of Tammy Carpenter of Annapolis, Md.; several nieces and nephews.Deceased in addition to her father is a sister, Roberta Crenshaw.The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Donnell House, c/o Hospice Care of the Washington Hospital, 155 Wilson Ave., Washington, Pa. 15301.

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