Portia Cogar, 53, of East Liverpool, Ohio, passed on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at her residence. She was born in Montpelier, Ohio, on June 9, 1965, the daughter of Richard and Wilma Cramton Kurtz.
Portia was a graduate of New Hope School in Camden, Michigan. Portia had been employed by the Garfield Elementary School in Wellsville as a cook and crossing guard, had worked at Long John Silver’s as well as Dollar General, where she was loved by her staff and customers.
Loving memories of Portia will be carried on by her husband, Terry Cogar, whom she married on Nov. 25, 1993; her four children, Dalton Kurtz-Cogar, Christian Cogar, Shay Cogar and Starlynn Cogar; her three grandchildren, Johnathan Cogar, Elena Kurtz-Cogar and Brayden Cogar; her sister, Pam (Cary) Comstock; her brothers, Paul (Kris) Kurtz and Phil (Robin) Kurtz; many nieces and nephews; great-nephew; and best friends, Terri and Tracy. Portia was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Wilma Kurtz, and her brother, David Kurtz in 1952.
A Celebration of Life service will be held from 12-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the Avondale Church in East Liverpool, with a luncheon to follow.
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