The Daily Item
GLEN IRON — Eugene Max Wertz, 85, formerly of Glen Iron, entered into rest at 6:55 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Rolling Hills Manor, Millmont, where he had been a resident since Feb. 22.
He was born May 21, 1928, in Montgomery, a son of the late Charles and Levina (Aunkst) Wertz.
Eugene served in the Navy as a torpedo tester from July 24, 1945, until his honorable discharge Aug. 17, 1946.
He was employed at the Laurelton Center for many years, retiring in 1987.
Eugene was a lifetime member of the Union County West End Fire Company, Glen Iron, and a member of the Union County Sportsmen’s Club, Weikert, Free & Accepted Masonic Lodge 370, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Consistory, Williamsport, and Montgomery American Legion Post 251.
He enjoyed attending the Piney Point Torpedo Testers Reunion in Maryland every year, spending time with his dogs and especially time with his family.
Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Jack and Chris Eisenhauer, of Montgomery, and Ballard Wertz, of Millmont; two daughters and one son-in-law, Loyce Osgood and Joyce and Marlin Kerstetter, all of Millmont; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Carl, Norman and Alvie Wertz, and three sisters, Tressie Barlow, Pearl Wertz and Betty Kahle.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Roupp Funeral Home Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg, with Pastor Brad Brought officiating.
Military honors will be conducted by Mifflinburg American Legion Post 410.
Memorial gifts may be made to the West End Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 51, Laurelton, PA 17835.