- Local Guide
Dalza Z. (Bortz) Petroff, 90, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
She was born Dec. 23, 1921, a daughter of the late B. Alex and Alma Zae (Means) Bortz.
Jan. 13, 1952, she married George A. Petroff, who preceded her in death Oct. 11, 2001.
She was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.
She was a homemaker, and her interests included visiting with people over the phone and praying for their needs.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Surviving relatives include a son, Vince Petroff and wife Julie of Dover, Del.; three daughters, Jeanne Nogacek and husband Joe of Punxsutawney, Marlene Gross and husband Bruce of Clarion, and Georgia Vance and husband Tim of New Castle; five grandchildren, Keith Kammerdeiner, Holly Bish, Sydney Vance, and Jessica and L.J. Nogacek; and three great-grandchildren, Jacob Forrest and Ziva and Summer Bish.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Lee Bortz, Marley Bortz and Alden Means.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at SS.C.D. with Msgr. Joseph Riccardo officiating.
Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Petroffâ€™s memory to the SS.C.D. School, or to the charity of the donorâ€™s choice.