Thelma E. Bortz

August 23, 1921October 12, 2010

Thelma E. Bortz, age 89, passed away on Tuesday October 12, 2010 at Holy Redeemer Hospital in Meadowbrook. Born in Philadelphia, PA; Thelma was the Daughter of the late Joseph and Edith Becker. She was a longtime resident of Huntingdon Valley, PA. Mrs. Bortz was a Telephone Operator for Bell of PA, a Cafeteria aide for the Pine Road Elementary School in Lower Moreland for many years, and she taught Sunday school at Huntingdon Valley United Methodist Church for over 45 years. Thelma was a talented creator of handcrafted items, especially knitting. She alongside with her husband enjoyed the hobby of Railroading; traveling all over the country. Thelma loved spending her time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Thelma was the beloved wife of John H. Sr. married over 68 years. She was the loving mother of Joanne (Bill) Kerr, John H. Bortz Sr., Barbara Bortz, Richard (Maria) Bortz, and David (Corale) Bortz. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Robin, Brian, Ashley, David, Michael, Lauren, great Grandchildren Calum , Rowan and by all who knew her. Thelma was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service Monday October 18, 2010; 11a.m. at the Huntingdon Valley United Methodist Church; Byberry Rd. And Huntingdon Pike. Friends may call on the family from 10a.m. until time of service. Her Interment will be at George Washington Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Make a Wish Foundation 512 Township Line Rd. Suite #133 Blue Bell, PA 19422. Arrangements by Wm. Rowen Grant Funeral Home.


  • Calling Hour Monday, October 18, 2010
  • Celebration of Life Service Monday, October 18, 2010
  • Committal Service Monday, October 18, 2010

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Patty Jablonowski

October 22, 2010

Thelma was a wonderful Christian. I remember the first time I dropped my daughter off in her class. My kids loved her, especially some of the songs they sang, and being able to sit in her lap. She will be missed by all of us in the Christian education department at Huntingdon Valley United Methodist Church. My prayers go out to all of her family at this time of great sadness. Please remember that she is safely in the arms of the Lord she loved and served so well. Patty Jablonowski

CD Johnson

October 17, 2010

Curtis 'Bear' Johnson

October 15, 2010

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

October 14, 2010

Cecil and I are saddened to learn of Thelma's passing, but we are encouraged because we have faith that she is united with her Lord and all her loved ones. What a wonderful reunion she is having right now! May the memories of happy times and the love she had for her family, as well as the comfort of the Lord, bring you peace. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Cecil and Ruth McKinney, Fredericksburg, Virginia