Joseph C. Wortman

Joseph C. Wortman, 94, of 403 Dippold Avenue, St. Marys, passed away Friday, January 31, 2020, at the Elk Haven Nursing Home, after an illness of the past several months.

He was born May 17, 1925, in St. Marys, son of the late George and Josephine Swack Wortman.  Joe was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1943.  He was a former employee of Sylvania for 30 years and was a retired employee of the State of Pennsylvania.

On July 18, 1945, in the St. Mary’s Church Rectory, Joe married Meda F. McFarlin, who preceded him in death in 1999.

He is survived by a daughter, Cindy Rosenbaum and her husband Rick of Knoxville, TN; a son, Joseph S. Wortman and his wife Sue of Kersey; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and by two sisters, Leona Fritz and Irene “DeDe” Straub and her husband Herb, both of St. Marys.

In addition to his wife and parents, Joe was preceded in death by a daughter, Constance Cashdollar; a son at birth, Robert Randolph Wortman; four sisters, Caroline Doran, Alice Wortman, Florence Wortman, and Mary Wortman; and by two brothers, Andrew and Harry Wortman.

Joe was a member of the St. Mary’s Church, where he served as Eucharistic Minister.  He was also a veteran of the United States Army.  Joe was a 69 year member of the BPO Elks, and served as a past Exultant Ruler as well as a Secretary for many years.  He also served as a Secretary of the former JC Baseball Club.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Friday, February 7, 2020, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Peter Augustine Pierjok, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will follow in the McKean County Memorial Park.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday, February 6, 2020, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Mary’s Church, 315 Church Street, St. Marys, PA  15857 or to the American Cancer Society, Elk County, 108R North Second Street, Clearfield, PA  16830.

Dale and Janet Forster February 3, 2020 at 9:06 am

Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Molly and Bob Korthals February 3, 2020 at 7:23 pm

Dear Cindy and Joe,
Our sympathy at the loss of your Dad. I sure appreciate Uncle Joe ‘s sense of humor, especially when he teased us as little kids up at Grampa Wortman’s house.
I also remember when I saw him at my Dad’s funeral, giving us his best wishes. Lots of love in Joe. I know he helped many people along the way. I will miss him and I know my Mom will too.
God bless, Love, Molly

Donna Holjencin February 3, 2020 at 7:25 pm

Dear Joe & Sue,
You have our deepest sympathy.
You are both in our thoughts and prayers.
Remember those memories of him.
God bless you all.
Your friends,
Bob & Donna Holjencin

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