Mims Volunteer Fire Department’s George Bortle Dies At Age 72
By Space Coast Daily // November 12, 2019
"A true fighter til the end"
BREVARD COUNTY • MIMS, FLORIDA – Members of the Mims Volunteer Fire Department announced the death of Public Information Officer George Bortle on Monday.
Bortle, 72, died November 8 at his home in Mims. He is survived by Cindy Bortle, his wife of 25 years, their four children and their eight grandchildren.
A Pennsylvania native, George Bortle served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and moved to Florida in 1974, when NASA hired him as a computer technician.
He served as a volunteer firefighter in Pennsylvania for five years and continued his service in Brevard County for 45 years.
A celebration of life was held on Thursday, November 14 at Temple Baptist Church in Titusville.
Titusville Fire Department released this statement about Bortle’s death:
“We join those that knew George as we express our profound sadness. A true servant, his life speaks for itself. Cindy, we are here for you and your family. We will always cherish the time we had with George at emergency scenes and just out visiting in public together. Thank you for sharing him with all of us and always doing your best to keep him in line, because George always wanted to be out there in the middle of it. You were right there and always had his back. Our condolences to Cindy and the family and all that knew and worked with him. A true fighter til the end, rest easy George.”
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