William G Sortor, 87, of Woodcliff Lake NJ, passed away on April 28th. He was born February 19, 1936, to William H Sortor and Elizabeth Hargrave Sortor.
Bill, the most loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather is survived by his sister Virginia Sortor, daughter Laura Mazzella, sons James and Steven Sortor; grandsons Nicholas Mazzella and Alex Sortor; and his granddaughter Allison Mazzella.
Bill graduated from Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood NJ and earned a degree in Industrial Engineering from Union College in Schenectady NY. He also served in the US Army for 2 years. On February 1, 1964, he married June (Toni) Schneider at Bethesda Episcopal Church in Saratoga Springs NY.
From there, Bill and Toni moved to Demarest NJ and settled in Harrington Park NJ where they raised their family. He was the President of Sunrise Oil Company in Englewood NJ before retiring in 2000. His company provided heating services for residents and was known for its integrity and values. It was during this time that Bill became active as a member and President of the Englewood’s Rotary club.
In addition to his love for spending time with his family and friends, Bill enjoyed the outdoors at Hawk Mountain in Vermont, fishing at Bradford Camps in Maine, and hunting at Black Meadow in New York. While home, you could count on Bill to make sure everything was looking and working correctly whether you knew it or not.
Bill was a truly great man whose impact will be forever felt by his family, that loves him dearly. He was a selfless man whose passing left an unfillable gap in the hearts of his loved ones. His ability to sacrifice, provide, support, forgive, and love will be forever engrained in all he knew.
A visitation service will take place from 4-7pm on Friday May 5th at Wyman-Fisher funeral home at 100 Franklin Ave in Pearl River, NY 10965. Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home Inc. | Pearl River NY (wymanfisher.com)
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Valley Hospice 15 Essex Rd Paramus NJ.
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