Gary W. Schortje, 67, of Whiting, NJ passed away on July 3, 2017. He was born in Elizabeth and lived most of his life in Clark before settling to Pine Beach. He owned and operated the Middlesex Photo and Hobby Store for many years and later worked for Verizon in Freehold. He was also a member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary for many years. Gary loved camping, fishing, the outdoors, his adventures out with his beloved wife, and spending time with his family, especially his cherished grandchildren.
Mr. Schortje is survived by his wife MaryAnn; his 6 children, Jennifer and husband Tommy, Scott and wife Tara, Brian and wife Allison, John and wife Karen, Michael and wife Bonnie and Trish; and his 4 grandchildren, Greyson, Scarlett, Angelina and Landon.
Viewing will be Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 4pm – 8pm at the Mastapeter Funeral Home, 270 Atlantic City Blvd, Bayville, NJ 08721. Funeral will begin at 8:30am in the funeral home on Friday, July 7th before celebrating a prayer service in the funeral home at 9:30am. Burial will follow to Graceland Memorial Park In Kenilworth, NJ. and due to arrive there at about 11:30am.
In lieu of flowers donations in Gary’s memory made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org/donate would be greatly appreciated.