H. RAY WERTZ H. Ray Wertz, 77, of N. Fifth Street, Newport, died Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at home. He was born Jan. 14, 1921 in Harrisburg to the late H. Ray Sr. and Jessie (Kough) Wertz. He had worked for the former E. Mather Co. and retired from Standard Wheel and Rim, both of Harrisburg; was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II; a former Newport borough councilman and council president; a member and past president of the Newport Lions Club, which last year honored him for service; a former board member of Newport Public Library; chairman of Newport Recycling; the 1993 Pomona Grange Man of the Year; a volunteer for RSVP, Newport Elementary School and Meals on Wheels; a former Eagle Scout; and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, F&AM Lodge 381, American Legion Post 177, Zembo Shrine Temple, Harrisburg, and Harrisburg Consistory. Surviving are his wife, Jane W. Wertz; two daughters, Roberta "Bobbi" Wertz-Hoy and Mary Jane Wertz, both of Enola; and a brother, Richard H. of Reading. Services, with Masonic rites, were held April 25 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Arthur Steckel officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Newport Public Library, 316 N. Fourth St., Newport 17074, or his church, P.O. Box 257, Newport.