Heather Lynn Bortz-Esbri, 60, of Russell, Pennsylvania died after a brief illness on Monday, March 18, 2024.

Heather was born in Erie, Pennsylvania and was the oldest of four children. In 1972, she along with her family moved to Warren, Pennsylvania where her parent’s acquired ownership of Cable Hollow Golf Course. Later, they would move again to Russell, Pennsylvania and live across from the 11th hole of the family business.

In school, she was a cheerleader for the Pleasant Panthers, and she played her flute in the Eisenhower High School marching band. After graduating from Eisenhower in 1982, she acquired her licensed practical nursing degree, and worked in local nursing homes of the Warren area. She would move on from her nursing career and join her family at Cable Hollow Golf Course and serve as their head waitress.

Heather is survived by her husband Jorge “George” Esbri and a step-daughter Kayla; her daughter Susan Knight-Blum and her husband Gavin and their children Eric and Jade; her son John Knight; her mother and father, Margaret and John Bortz; a sister Lorie Bortz-Sorensen and her husband Keith and their children Justin and Tyler; a brother John Bortz, Jr. and his children John and Patricia; a brother David and his wife Rosalie and their children Hannah and Joshua. She is also survived by her two husky dogs, Sasha, and Saber.

A private funeral service was held on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. Donations may be made in her memory to the Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.