Ocean City Today

Margaret Ann Bortz

Aug 10, 2017
Margaret Ann Bortz


printed 08/11/2017


Ocean Pines/Snow Hill


Margaret Ann Bortz, age 83, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 at her home.

Born in Snow Hill, she was the daughter of the late Sidney Otis Northam and Jewell Burge Northam.

She is survived by her children, Debora Hileman of Ocean Pines, Christine Koons and her husband, James, of Upper Fairmount, Maryland, Rita Stylianou of Wilmington, Delaware, and Brian Berry and his wife, Jo An, of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

There are nine grandchildren, Anthony Kohler, Jennifer Colon, Katelyn King, Benjamin Koons, John Stylianou, Stefan Stylianou, Andrea Stylianou, Elizabeth Berry and Alexander Berry, and 12 great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her sister, Virginia McIlroy of Snow Hill, and was preceded in death by her brothers, Sidney, David and Richard Northam. There are numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Bortz was a graduate of Snow Hill High School Class of 1951, and Goldey Beacom School of Business in Wilmington, Delaware. She had been a real estate broker and administrative assistant with Hileman Real Estate, Inc.

She attended SonRise Church and had been a former president of the Worcester County Historical Society and former president of the Snow Hill Chamber of Commerce.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Burbage Funeral home in Snow Hill. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Rev. Donnie Bailey will officiate. Interment will follow in Whatcoat Cemetery in Snow Hill.

A donation in her memory may be made to: Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Maryland 21804. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com.

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