Obit: Samuel J. Wertz, Sr.


Samuel J. Wertz Sr., 59, of Jersey Shore, formerly of Gilbert, AZ, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017 at his home.


He was born November 17, 1957 in Montgomery.  


Sam served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and dedicated the last year of his life to his family.


Surviving are his children, Crystal (Chip) Ward, of Gilbert, AZ, Samuel Wertz Jr., of South Williamsport, and Shawn (Shanna) Wertz, of Jersey Shore; six grandchildren, Cierra, Chelsea, and Cailey Ward, and Jordan, CJ, and Adalynn Wertz; siblings, Donald, Stan, and Robert Wertz, Vickie Tibbens, Judy McCollins, and Connie Bohart; and his soulmate, Lonnie Wertz.


He was preceded in death by three siblings, Dorothy Nash, James Wertz, and Rena Wertz.


A celebration of Sam's life dinner gathering will be held 1-4 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017at the Gamble Farm Inn, 311 N. Main St., Jersey Shore.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Sam's name may be made to Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.


Arrangements entrusted to Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, Jersey Shore.