Calling Hours:
Friday, September 15, 2023, 10:00am-12:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA

Funeral Service:
Friday, September 15, 2023, 12:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA
Rev. Brandon Kleckner, officiating

Burial with committal prayers will be in Carpenter
Cemetery, Mercer, PA

Sherry E. (Gregory) Bortz, age 81, of Greenville, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, September 10, 2023 in St. Paul’s Senior Living Community. She was born in Mercer on February 27, 1942 a daughter of Howard “Sonny” and Ruth (Robinson) Gregory.

As a child, Sherry developed her lifelong love for animals. She spent a lot of her youth on her grandparent’s farm (Robinson Farm) in Mercer playing with the animals. She often would dress up her cats and pull them in her wagon. Sherry graduated in 1960 from Mercer High School where she played saxophone in the school band. She attended Robert Morris College (now University) in Pittsburgh. Sherry worked for Judge Strannahan in Mercer prior to getting married to her first husband, William W. Inman of Mercer. Sherry was a loving mother and a defender of anyone or any animal in need. A lifelong devout Catholic and member of St. Michael’s Parish in Greenville.

She perhaps is best known for running a successful business with her second husband, Paul E. Bortz. Together they built Bortz’s Orchard into a staple for locals and travelers alike looking for fresh produce and cider. Later they also added a greenhouse and sold pumpkins as well as Christmas Trees. Later in life Sherry would often be found volunteering at the Grange, gathering at the Moose Lodge with friends or attending family get-togethers to spend time with her growing family. Thanksgiving was her favorite holiday because it involved great food and her family together. She was famous for her delicious pies and her cats! Sherry’s last few years were spent as a resident of St. Paul’s Senior Living Community in Greenville where she became a favorite of the staff.

She is survived by three sons, Joseph C. Inman and his wife Laura, Richard C. Inman and his wife Andrea, Mark W. Inman and his wife Sherri; a brother, David Gregory and his wife Linda; ten grandchildren, Gregory Peterson, Christina Inman, Ariana Inman, Sarah Anne Inman, Christopher C. Inman and his wife Mayra, Nathan A. Inman and his wife Taylor, Patrick R. Inman, Zachary Callahan and his wife Rachel, Savannah Inman, and Dakota Inman; five great grandchildren, Serenity and Stacey Loman, Skyler and Katniss Peterson, and Grayson Callahan. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Paul Bortz.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Strayhaven Animal Shelter, 94 Donation Rd., Greenville, PA 16125.



  1. Butch and Ruth Fulton Butch and Ruth Fulton
    September 12, 2023    

    Sherry was a great neighbor, friend and human being. So many good times together. She will be missed by so many. God speed Sherry..

  2. Shelly (Volpe) Patton Shelly (Volpe) Patton
    September 12, 2023    

    Sherry was a wonderful lady. She was our neighbor and I enjoyed going to her store as a child to get pumpkins and apples. She and Paul were a fun loving couple. My prayers and condolences her family.

  3. Suzie Resinger Suzie Resinger
    September 13, 2023    

    Sherry (and Paul by default) cared for my children, Kelly, Chris and Cory for several years, probably 30 years ago. What a sweet, caring woman. My children loved her. My condolences to her family.

  4. Gregory G Greenlee Gregory G Greenlee
    September 13, 2023    

    My deepest sympathy to the entire family.. I’ve known Sherry since I was a teenager when she and Bill built a house on Holiday Lane.. she was one of the hardest working women I have ever met.. always had a ready smile and whenever I would stop in for cider or apples would invite me in for a cup of coffee to sit and visit with her and Paul.. after Paul’s passing I truly enjoyed seeing her and getting one of her fantastic hugs it’s always good to see you she would say.. so I’ll be thinking about each of you as you celebrate Sherry’s life..

    September 13, 2023    

    My deepest sympathy to the family. Sherry and I were children together living on Hope Mill Rd. and in school together, and a very good friend. Going to miss her. Lots of LOVE, Lacey Ringer Griffin.

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