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Thomas William Mort
Family Reunion
Sunday June 23, 2013

Family Fun & Visits             11:00
Mort Pot Luck Dinner         12:30

2013 Mort Reunion
will be held at the
Thorncreek Center Building

2008 Mort Reunion Photos

Mary L. Mort, 80
MARCH 10, 1932-JAN. 25, 2013

       Mary Louise Mort, 80, of Hagerstown, Md., died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at NMS of Hagerstown.
     Born March 10, 1932, in Williamsport, Md., she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Mary Elizabeth Stoner Timmons.
       She was employed by Coffman Nursing Home for 28 years.
       She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Paul Mort; four daughters, Brenda Hill of Maugansville, Md., Linda Reed of Hagerstown, Donna Brechbill of West Virginia and Connie Maloy of Hagerstown; two sons, Paul Mort of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Robert Mort of Maugansville; five sisters, Carleda Stinebuck of South Dakota, Anna Moats, Rosalie Smith and Karen King, all of Hagerstown, and Julie Pope of Waynesboro, Pa.; four brothers, Lloyd Timmons of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., Luther Timmons of Falling Waters, W.Va., Leroy Timmons of Hagerstown and William Timmons of Martinsburg, W.Va.; many grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
       She was preceded in death by a son, Roger Mort.
       Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Pastor Mark Eigenbrode will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.
       The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Somerset Dailey American, Somerset, PA

Fred Milton Mort
August 28, 1936 - January 21, 2013

Mary Margaret Mort
October 3, 1937 - January 27, 2013

        Mary Margaret Mort, 75, of Bellefontaine, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
        She was born in Bellefontaine on Oct. 3, 1937, to the late Kenneth and Alberta Glaze Prater. She also was preceded in death by five brothers, Thomas, Robert, Hugh, Carl “Corky” and William Prater, and a sister, Dorothy Prater.
        Surviving are her sons, Dennis Hines of Bellefontaine, Tim (Beverly) Hines of Urbana, Joe Hines of DeGraff and Kelly Hines of Bellefontaine; daughters, Lori (Paul Cordrey) Hines of Urbana, Julie (Pete) Hatfield of Anna and Marlee Parker of West Liberty; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and many special friends.
        Mary worked 26 years at Bulldog/Siemens, Bellefontaine.
        She was a member of the AMVETS, American Legion and the Eagles, all of Bellefontaine, and enjoyed attending all of their events.
        She loved her flowers, gardening, puzzles and watching wildlife.
        Pastor Kenny Van Hoose officiates a funeral at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial is in the Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty.
        Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society Serving Logan County, 2521 N. U.S. Route 68, Bellefontaine 43311.
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Penny Kay Schutz
December 31, 1959 - March 13, 2013

        Penny Kay Schutz, 53, of North Manchester, Indiana, died at 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at her home. She was born December 31, 1959 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Harry T. and Barbara L. (Westafer) Mort.
        Penny married Mitchell D. Schutz in North Manchester, on July 1 1978. She was involved in Tri Kappa Sorority since high school and attended First Brethren Church. A devoted and loving mother, wife, and friend, she always put others ahead of herself. Whatever was important to her family, she happily became an expert in the field, offering guidance and support. She emanated strength, and everything that Penny had a hand in was more beautiful because of her.
        Penny is survived by her husband, Mitchell D. Schutz of North Manchester, daughter, Brogan Doran (Douglas Hayden) Schutz of South Bend, Indiana; mother, Barbara L. Mort of Chesterton, Indiana; and brother, Greg (Sandy) Mort of Raleigh, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her father, Harry T. Mort, and sister, Kathy Flory.
        Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main Street, North Manchester. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m., Monday, March 18, at the funeral home.
        Preferred memorial is the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Foundation or Tri Kappa Sorority.

Ronald Clifton Mort
March 29, 1929 — April 28, 2013
Resident of Concord

Ron Mort passed away peacefully with his family by his side. He influenced many lives with his wisdom and forward thinking advice. Ron was born in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from El Segundo High School and went on to earn a degree in Advertising from Woodbury College where he met his devoted wife Doris. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and enjoyed a 30 year career with Chevron. Ron loved family camping trips, traveling to Europe, Alaska and the East Coast of the USA and was always his children and grandchildren's biggest fan and cheerleader in whatever activity they were involved.
He is survived by his cherished wife of 60 years Doris; devoted children Robin Mort and Sharon Oranje and her husband Gerald Oranje; grandchildren Heather Reece, her husband Christopher and Jennifer Oranje. He is also survived by his brother, Steve Bradley and his wife Anne. His loving and guiding hand will be dearly missed by all who knew him. The Funeral Service will be held Sat., May 4. 2013 at 10:00 at Oakmont Memorial Park and Mortuary's Inspiration Chapel.

Edith G. Mort
November 2, 1931 - May 21, 2013

Edith G. Mort, 81, of Pennsylvania Furnace, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at her residence. She was born Nov. 2, 1931, at Van Scoyoc Hollow, a daughter of Ralph Clayton and Amanda (Orwick) Friday Sr. She was married Jan. 3, 1958, at Winchester, Va., to Robert D. Mort, who died July 4, 2000. She is survived by a daughter, Sue Ellen Campbell (John), of Pennsylvania Furnace; a sister, Mary Fink, of Tyrone; sisters-in-law, Barbara Friday, of Tyrone and Kate Orwick, of Illinois; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers, William R. Friday, Ralph C. Friday Jr., Raymond Orwick; and a sister, Marie Friday. She had attended the Tyrone Schools, was a homemaker, loved gardening and flowers and cooking for her nephew, Don. Friends will be received at the Derman Funeral Home, Inc., Tyrone, Friday, May 24, 2013, from 6-8 p.m., where services will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Carl A. Schmidt officiating. Interment will be at Baughman Cemetery.

Published in Centre Daily Times on May 23, 2013

Louis N. Mort, Jr.
April 17, 1942 - July 1, 2013

NORTH LIBERTY - Louis N. Mort Jr., 71, passed away at 2:15 a.m. on Monday, July 1, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family.  Mr. Mort was born on April 17, 1942, in Minerva, OH, to the late Louis N. and Helen (Kellar) Mort Sr.  He had lived in North Liberty since 1981.  On January 5, 1978, in South Bend, he married Judy A. Thoman, who survives.  Along with his loving wife, Judy, survivors include his three daughters, Missy (Dave) Erdelyi of Plymouth, Melanie Krueger of Plymouth and Michelle Warner of North Liberty; 8 grandchildren, Connor, Mickala, Chelsi & Claire Erdelyi, Morgan Krueger, Daylen Newman, and Bryton and Bentley Warner; one great-granddaughter, Eastynn Erdelyi; one sister, Renee Gregg of Sebring, FL; and one brother, Pearl Mort of Monterey, IN.  Two sons-in-law, Mike Warner and Adam Krueger, preceded him in death.  Mr. Mort worked at Delta Star Electric for many years.  He enjoyed playing pool on several leagues in South Bend and North Liberty, and he was an avid golfer.  There will be no services or visitation.   Palmer Funeral Home, North Liberty, and Southlawn Cremation Services is assisting the family.  Contributions in memory of Louis N. Mort, Jr. may be donated to defray cremation expenses, c/o Palmer Funeral Home, 3718 S. Michigan Street, South Bend, IN 46614.  Online condolences may be offered to the Mort family at
Published in South Bend Tribune on July 3, 2013


Elizabeth Mort, Mom Whose Baby
Was Taken After Poppy Seed Bagel
Led To Failed Drug Test, Settles Suit

PITTSBURGH — A woman who had her newborn taken away because she failed a hospital drug test after she ate a poppy seed bagel has settled a lawsuit over the case.

Lawrence County's child welfare agency and Jameson Hospital have paid $143,500 to settle the suit filed on behalf of Elizabeth Mort by the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, which announced the settlement Tuesday.

Mort sued in October 2010, alleging that a poppy seed bagel she ate shortly before arriving at the hospital spurred a positive test for opiates in April 2010 that prompted the seizure of her 3-day-old daughter, Isabella Rodriguez.

Mort said she was home with her baby when a county child welfare caseworker arrived with an emergency protective custody order and took Isabella.

The lawsuit alleged Mort was never told in the hospital that she had failed a drug test, nor was she asked if she had eaten anything that could have affected the test results.

The infant was returned five days later, after local officials agreed there was no evidence the mother had used illegal drugs.

The suit argued that Jameson Hospital used a much lower threshold for drug screening than federal guidelines, resulting in more false positives from common foods and medicines. The federal standard is 2,000 nanograms per milliliter, but Jameson Hospital used a reading of 300 nanograms, according to the lawsuit.

ACLU officials said Tuesday the hospital and county have implemented policy changes so newborns aren't taken from parents based only on maternal drug tests, which can be inaccurate.

"We hope that this case will encourage hospitals that routinely test pregnant women for drug use to reconsider that practice due to the harm that can result from false positives," said Pennsylvania ACLU staff attorney Sara Rose.


The Register Star
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Dems name town board candidates

     The Ghent Democratic Committee announced Monday that Mallory Mort will run for the Ghent Town Board in the Nov. 5 general election, and that it will endorse Republican candidates Mike Benvenuto for town supervisor, Chuck Wood for town board, Michelle Radley for town clerk, and Ben Perry for highway superintendent. “I am honored to receive this nomination,” Mort said. “Our town has been facing increasingly complex issues in the past few years and I believe my professional experience and commitment to this community give me the foundation to serve it well. If elected, I will bring a common sense approach to governing, and provide the decisive, practical and responsible leadership our town deserves.”
      For over 30 years Mort has been a manager of Gallagher's Stud, a 670-acre diversified thoroughbred horse and grass-fed Angus cattle farm for over 30 years. He serves on the Columbia County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board and was instrumental in crafting the county's first farm plan.
      He also serves on the board of New York Thoroughbred Breeders Inc. and is a member of Columbia County Farm Bureau.
      In the past, he has served as a member of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's Agricultural Advisory Committee, as president of the New York Angus Association, on the Agriculture Committee of Cornell Cooperative Extension, on various 4-H committees, as well as being a 4-H leader. He also serves on the board of Protect Ghent and has worked in opposing the rebuilding of TCI.
      “The Ghent Democratic Committee believes that in local politics, it’s the people, not the party, that count,” said Judy Rusk, committee chairwoman. “Benvenuto, Wood, Radley and Perry are highly qualified candidates who, along with Mallory Mort, will act in the best interests of this town and be responsive to the needs of its residents.”

The Daily American
Friday, August 23, 2013 10:34 pm

Lois Jean (Miller) Mort

Lois Jean (Miller) Mort, 73, of Jefferson, died Aug. 22, 2013 at UPMC Presbyterin Hospital, Pittsburgh. Family receiving friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 11 a.m. until time of service at 12 p.m. Tuesday at the George E. Mason Funeral Home, Inc., Davidsville. Interment, Somerset County Memorial Park.

James Ross Hay, 70, of Rockwood
Sunday, March 3, 2013 12:00 am

James Ross Hay

James Ross Hay, 70, of Rockwood, died March 2, 2013 at Somerset Hospice House. Born Feb. 10, 1943 in Somerset, the son of Orlo Melvin Hay Sr. and Esther M. (Mort) Hay. Preceded in death by parents; grandson Kody Hay; sister Dorothy Auriemma; and brothers, William Sr., Orlo Jr. and Jay David Hay Sr. Survived by wife, the former Mary Lou (Rinick) to whom he was married 48 years; children: Tammy Hoover and husband Kevin of New Centerville; Jody Kolarik and husband Daniel of White; Wendy Metheney and husband Chuck of Confluence; Becky Weyant and husband Brian of Somerset; James W. Hay and fiance Tiffany Ash of Bakersville; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers: Mary Schlag of Monks Corner, S.C.; John Hay and wife Shirley of Mt. Pleasant; Betty Setinsek and husband Tony of North Lima, Ohio; Robert Hay of Johnstown; Richard Hay and wife Joyce of Berlin; Ralph Hay and wife Janet of Rockwood; Charles Hay and wife Gloria of Berlin. James is a 1961 graduate of Meyersdale High School. He worked as a self-employed carpenter and later worked for Seven Springs Resort where he retired. Also a member of the Rayman Church of the Brethren. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hauger-Zeigler Funeral Home, Somerset, where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Charles Hay officiating. Interment, Beachdale Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Somerset "In Touch" Hospice, P.O. Box 1173, Somerset, PA 15501.

2013 Mort Deaths

Name       Birth Date       Death Date
E. Louise Mort 5 Jun 1918 20 Apr 2013
Robert E. Mort6 Dec 1921 15 Dec 2013
Dolores R. Mort21 Jun 1925 2 Sep 2013
Ruth E. Mort 22 Jul 1925 10 Apr 2013
Robert L. Mort 13 Jul 1927 5 Oct 2013
Roy J. Mort 15 Apr 1928 26 Dec 2013
Edith G. Mort 2 Nov 1931 21 May 2013
Mary L. Mort 10 Mar 1932 25 Jan 2013
Shirley A. Mort 5 Jan 1933 9 May 2013
Fred M. Mort 28 Aug 1936 21 Jan 2013
Angelina F. Mort       13 Jun 1939 6 Jul 2013
Lois J. Mort 17 Dec 1939 22 Aug 2013
Ginny L. Mort 7 May 1946 26 Jun 2013
David G. Mort 28 Jan 1951 16 Oct 2013
Wayne M. Mort 2 Feb 1960 4 Aug 2013

Wayne M. Mort
Wayne M. Mort
February 2, 1960 - August 4, 2013

          Wayne M. Mort, 53, of 113 E. Harrisburg Avenue, Rheems, entered into rest peacefully on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at his home.
          Wayne was born on February 2, 1960 in Harrisburg and was the son of Robert A. Sr. and Faye A. Garver Mort of Elizabethtown.
          He was of the Protestant Faith and formerly attended the Middletown First Church of God. He enjoyed all sports, especially football and baseball. He was very appreciative of the care given by his family and friends during his courageous battle with cancer.
          In addition to his parents, he is survived by his daughter, Vanessa Mort of Elizabethtown; son, Geoffrey Mort of Elizabethtown; sister, Kim Zweizig and a brother, Robert A. Mort Jr., both of Elizabethtown; several nieces and nephews.
          A tribute to his life will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Middletown with the Rev. Kimberly Shifler officiating.
          Burial will be in the ­Middletown Cemetery.
          Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 A.M., Thursday, at the funeral home.

November 21, 2013

Florine Agnes Mort
Florine Agnes Mort
May 14, 1922 - November 17, 2013

Florine Agnes Mort Traverse City Record-Eagle TRAVERSE CITY — Florine Agnes Mort, age 91, of Traverse City, passed away peacefully with her family present on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Florine was born on May 14, 1922, in St. Johnsbury, Vt.
        She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Cordelia (Dumas) Gagnon; her brothers, Gilbert, Theodore and Alfred Jr.; her husband, Joseph Leo Mort; her fifth son, Christopher Mort; and her grandson, Patrick Mort.
        Beside her surviving sister, Cordelia “Corkie” Guisgand, of Wayne, Florine is also survived by her other seven children, Tim and his wife, Debbie (Starrs), of Canton, Greg and his wife, Sharon (Standridge), of Scottsdale, Ariz., Jef and his wife, Kathi Ivany, of Traverse City, Cindi Smith, of Scottsdale, Ariz., Beverly and her husband, Darren Albrecht, of Traverse City, Randolph, of Karlin, and Matt and his wife, Nicole (Mahre), of Phoenix, Ariz. Also surviving Florine are her grandchildren, Chase Albrecht, Benjamin Mort, Nathan Mort, Erin Mort and Nicole (Mort) Barr; plus Nicole’s two sons, Max and Nicholas Barr.
        Florine’s mother was also born in St. Johnsbury, Vt., with French-Canadian roots so French, albeit the Canadian dialect, was spoken a lot while Florine grew up. Her parents, she and her younger siblings, Al and Corkie, moved to Dearborn in the 1940s.
        Florine worked in a war plant in metro Detroit during World War II.
        Florine and her older brother, Gil, were very close; after the war she had introduced her friend, Joyce Beulow, to Gil and they married in April 1946. Gil, who was home from the U.S. Army, introduced Florine to another serviceman, Joe Mort. Less than a year later she married the love of her life on Saturday, Nov. 9, 1946, and they settled in Garden City. Both were wonderfully busy for their 43 years together — raising eight children; the family doctor joked that he had put in a zipper for the C-sections — all eight!
        Florine’s first three boys were Timmy, born in 1947, Greg in 1949 and Jef in 1952. After just over a three-year break, her first daughter, Cynthia, was born. After almost another three-year break, in 1958, her second daughter, Beverly, was born. The first of the next three boys, Randy, came quickly at the end of 1959, while it was over four years until Chris was born in 1964. Matt, the youngest, was born over two years later in 1966 when Florine was 44! She was a loving mother to all, always available for any of the children anytime.
        Florine’s husband, Joe, was a U.S. postal clerk and for many years he rode on a train mail car from Detroit to Chicago while she was the homemaker and truly a housewife of the era.
       After the kids were mostly grown up she picked up part-time work during the 1970s as a school cafeteria aide for her mad money. She even went back to high school and received her high school diploma while in her 50s!
        All the kids went to parochial schools and Florine ran the Rosary Club for St. Raphael in Garden City, growing rosary beads, making rosaries and sending them out with missions.
       After Joe passed in 1989 she sold the home in Garden City, where both had raised the eight kids. She moved up to a lakeside Grand Traverse winterized cottage that Joe had found in the early ‘80s. He was from Traverse City, and Florine was up every summer since 1947 — the area reminded her of the Vermont hills. Florine, in her new red 1990 Ford, was always on the go around Traverse with her favorite sister-in-law, Bernice Mort. Almost every winter up until 2010 Florine would fly out to Arizona, where her kids, Greg, Cindi and Matt, live with their families. While in Arizona she frequently would stay with her daughter, Cindi; they loved their happy hours with Florine’s standing order for a Cuba Libre.
        In July 2007, Florine was visibly impacted after losing her son, Chris, when a now-convicted DUI driver ran a stop sign killing him and a 13-year-old girl in a car going the other way. Starting later in 2007 Florine stayed with her daughter, Beverly, while in Traverse City — Bev was her primary caregiver. Along with Bev, siblings, Cindi and Jef, shared helping Florine cope with assisted living.
        Florine was a lifelong Catholic and an Immaculate Conception parishioner.
        A memorial visitation and celebration of her life will be held at Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City today, Nov. 21, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m., with a rosary recitation held at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at 11 a.m., with visitation an hour before, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Traverse City. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may consider a donation to Florine’s family, c/o Beverly Richardson, or the Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan.
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August 27, 2012
Niagara Gazette

Deborah Rene "Debbie" Mort
May 11, 1961 - August 22, 2012

AUSTIN, TX — Deborah Rene "Debbie" Mort passed away, peacefully, at home on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 in Austin, TX. She was born in Havelock, NC on May 11, 1961. Her family later moved to Jacksonville, NC, where she graduated from Jacksonville Senior High School in 1979. After graduating high school, Deborah moved to Point Pleasant, NJ, and continued her education, graduating from both Georgian Court College and Rutgers University with Honors. Debbie, as we called her, then perused her carrier as a Micro Biologist.
        Debbie is survived by longtime companion, Phil Phillips; one daughter, Desiree' Mort Hancock; son-in-law, Terry Hancock of New York; her mother, Phyllis (LaRock) Joyner of Greenville, NC; her father, James H. Mort and step-mother, Geri Geraci Mort of Brick, NJ; three sisters, Valorie Mort Jones of Richlands, NC, Stephanie Mort Johnson of Charlottesville, VA, and Jeneice Levine Heidel of Monmouth Beach, NJ; two brothers, James E. Mort of Albuquerque, NM and Allen Levine of Point Pleasant, NJ; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
        Private memorial service to be held at a later date.
        Online condolences may be made at

2014 Mort Reunion will be June 22, 2014
Thorncreek Center Building
where the 2012-2013 Reunions were held.


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