Joseph M. Sortino of Blue Bell, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday September 15, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen (nee Crenny) Sortino with whom he shared 47 years of marriage, he was the loving dad of Monica Sortino (Robert Tokarek), Katherine Ogoussan (Isidore), and Maureen Storti (Louis); Pop-Pop to Sloane, Sofia, Luc and Henry. He was the son of the late James and Esther (nee Konowal) Sortino, dear brother of Angeline Cagliola, Mary Ann Miller, and the late James Sortino.
Joseph spent 37 years as a dedicated and well loved teacher in the Philadelphia School District. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed coaching WRA and CYO Girls basketball for many years. He also liked to go dancing and playing golf. Joseph enjoyed spending time with his family at their home in Ocean City, NJ.
Family and friends are invited to share in Joseph's Life Celebration on Tuesday September 20, from 6 to 9 PM at Boyd-Horrox-Givnish of East Norriton 200 West Germantown Pike, 610-277-7000, and again on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:50 AM at St. Helena's Church 1489 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell. His Memorial Mass will begin at 11 AM at St. Helena's Church. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Joseph's name can be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Eastern PA Chapter 100 N. 20th St., Suite 405, Philadelphia, PA 19103 or to Saint Augustine's Girl's Academy in Norristown where his daughter Katie is a board member at 259 North Radnor Chester Rd., Suite 130, Radnor, PA 19087
To share your fondest memories of Joseph, visit www.lifecelebration.com