John Joseph Bortak1947-2013
Funeral service for John Joseph Bortak, age 66 of Princeton, will be Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 at 11:30 AM at the St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church on the Hill. Rev. Kim-Lee Brown will officiate. Burial will follow in the St. John Lutheran Church on the Hill Cemetery on Feb 23, 2013. The family will receive friends on Friday, Feb 22, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Norberg Memorial Home and one hour prior to services at the Church on the Hill.
Mr. Bortak passed away on Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 while on vacation in Aruba. He was born on Feb 08, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan to Joseph and Janet (Stroster) Bortak. He graduated from East Detroit High School in 1964 and from Wayne State University with both his Bachelors and Masters of Science in Chemical Engineering. John also received his MBA from the University of Michigan. He recently retired after 16 years from Carus Corporation where he was Vice President of Global Operations and an executive commitee member. He married Linda Gnuschke on Mar 22, 1969 in Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Detroit, Michigan. She survives. He was a member of the TKE Fraternity, the Community Advisory Panel in La Salle and ILMA. He was an active member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church on the Hill and the University of Michigan Alumni Assoc. He was also a supporter of local theatre groups Circa 21 and Festival 56. He was a huge supporter of University of Michigan Football, he loved darts, golf, and softball.
He is survived by his Wife of 43 years, Linda Bortak of Princeton. Also surviving are three children: James (Rebecca) Bortak of Clarkston, MI, Robert (Chanon) Bortak Ravenna, Ohio, Julianne (Jeffrey) Risdon of Friendswood, Texas. Surviving as well are four grandchildren: Kyle Bortak, Layne Risdon, Elizabeth Risdon, and Alexander Bortak.
John was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister Sharon.
Memorials may be directed to American Cancer Sociaety or Church on the Hill.