It is with great sadness that I share this with you. Our dear friend and Fraternity Brother Art Hortze has died. Art died in Las Vegas, Nevada after a long struggle with cancer.
Brother Arthur Hortze, who liked to be called “Uncle Artie”, was born on the 16th of July 1941 in Newark, New Jersey. He attended Long Beach Polytechnic and Van Nuys High Schools. Prior to enrolling in Los Angeles Valley College, Art served in the United States Marine Corps.
Arthur Felix Hortze was initiated into the Phi Delta Psi Fraternity in the Fall of 1959.
Uncle Arties was employed for many years by the National Tool and Gage Company. Before his illness, he was an insurance and long term care agent for Blue Cross - Blue Shield of North Carolina and for Physician's Mutual.
About a year and a half ago, our Alpha Chapter Little Sister, Rosalyn Krause discovered that Art was living in bad conditions in an obscure Montana town. She and several of our Alpha Brothers assisted Art’s move to Las Vegas, Nevada to be near medical help.
Brother Gary Fredburg, Roz and I will put together an opportunity to commemorate Uncle Artie’s life among us in the near future. If you would like to be notified of the event, give me a call at The Museum:
1 (818) 347-9665
Fraternally – Jerry Fecht