Rolf Hedin Bortner, 72, died Sunday evening at his son’s home in Waymart. He was the husband of the late Catherine Ward Bortner who passed away January 25, 2012.
Born in Huntington Long Island, he was the son of the late Robert and Siv Hedin Bortner. He was a graduate of the Williston Academy where he excelled in sports especially soccer and lacrosse He also attended Wesleyan University. He was a proud Navy Veteran who served in the Vietnam Conflict. He was employed as a grip for the labor union Local #52 IATSE for over forty years.
Rolf enjoyed riding motorcycles and was an avid target shooter and gun collector.
Surviving is a son Robert Bortner and his partner Brianna McAllister, and her daughter Hazel Blocker Waymart; a grandson Rolf Bortner, Waymart; a niece Brook Bortner, Ca.; and several other nieces and nephews on his wife’s side.
He was preceded in death by a brother Bret Bortner.
A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.