Mervin was born on Nov. 26, 1961 in Harrisburg, Pa., son of the late Jane E. “Tick” (Emlet) Bortner and Mervin D. Bortner, Jr. of Manheim, Pa. He worked in the warehouse and in plastic molding at Canton Manufacturing and was United Methodist by faith. Mervin was an avid fisherman and hunter but his true passion was collecting antique fishing reels and lures. He belonged to the Old Reels Collectors Association (O.R.C.A.) and the National Fishing Lure Collectors Club (N.F.L.C.C.).
Services for Mervin D. Bortner, III are private and at the convenience of his family. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., 1093 West Main St., Troy, Pa. has been entrusted with the arrangements. Send Condolences at www.VickeryFH.com