Service Details

William Kortier


William "Bill" Kortier, age 83, of Cincinnati, OH, passed away peacefully on November 8, 2018 at Vitas Hospice at Physicians Regional Hospital.

Born November 10, 1934 in Fostoria, OH to Dawson and Dorothy (Miller) Kortier. He graduated from Capital University in Columbus, OH and earned his Master's Degree in Nuclear Physics at Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Bill was a project Manager for Westinghouse in Monroeville, PA developing nuclear power stations for Commonwealth Edison Electric. He spent many winters in Marco Island where he enjoyed golfing, singing in the church choir and spending time with friends. As a life long Lutheran he was especially proud to share a birthday with Martin Luther.

He is survived by his daughter, Gwen (Dave Wagner) Newman, his son, Bill (Beth Longenecker, DO) Kortier and daughter, Cindy (Mark) King. Other survivors include four grandchildren, Will (Julia), Sarah, Mike and Ryan. He is also survived by his beloved sister Dr. Mary L. Beach and brother, Dave (Penny Schwarze) Kortier and Aunt Donna. Left to cherish his memory is his loving partner, Joan Kenny.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Virginia "Ginny" Kortier. Burial will take place at Arlington Memorial Gardens in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Celebration of Life Service on Wednesday, November 14 will be video streamed at 4:30 on the website Interment will take place at The Arlington Memorial Gardens in Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturday, December 8 at 11:00 a.m. Additional information is available at


12/8/2018 10:30:00 AM at Garden Mausoleum: Magnolia

Chapel Service: Yes, Main Chapel 10:30 - 11:30 AM