John M. Wortley
  • 84 years old
  • Date of birth:  July 7th, 1931
  • Place of birth:
    Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Date of passing:  May 17th, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Saratoga, California, United States
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, John Wortley, 84, born on July 7th, 1931 and passed away on May 17th, 2016. We will remember him forever.
Candle lit by  Robin Wortley Hammond  on May 21st, 2016

Dad taught me so much . . . creativity and spontaneity, inquisitiveness and a passion for learning, reverse-engineering everything I see, always asking why and questioning authority, hard work, compassion for others, and fearlessness to be different as long as I'm true to my values and stand by my principles. Dad was warm and smart and funny and vibrant and authentic, and I hope I am too.

Candle lit by  darlene scher  on May 22nd, 2016

Doc W was beloved by many staff and residents at Los Gatos Meadows, where I had the honor and pleasure of working with him for 13 years. His integrity, deep caring for his patients well being,love of teaching, and playful sense of humor will be sorely missed. I shall never hear "Oh What a Beautiful Morning" without thinking of him. My condolences to the family.   Darlene Scher LVN

Candle lit by  Christine Armstong  on May 24th, 2016

I remember Dr Wortley as being one of a kind. He was a excellent doctor.  He was kind, passionate and patient. If he thought something was wrong or did not make sense, he would tell you. Dr Wortley was not afraid to debate but he never disrespected others. I still have a Rx he wrote telling a state rule is stupid. This I cherish.

Candle lit by  Jennifer Robert-Colomby  on June 6th, 2016

My grandfather was everything you could wish to have as a grandfather. He taught me so many things, from being an honest and wise woman to becoming a great swimmer. He loved to laugh at a good joke and enjoy life by all means. Nothing was too adventurous for him. He was a fine man, a loving father and a dedicated grandfather. I will miss him very very much.

Candle lit by  Elizabeth Anne Wortley  on June 7th, 2016

there is one more thing that I'd like to say as a tribute to my dad. In Paris, at the open market, there was a place (before the vegetables) where they sold hardware. He got into that like a kid with his hand in the candy jar. Just plain LOVED it. 'how does this work, what is that for?' etc. Then, "This's more fun than a barrel of monkeys!"  inimitable That's what Dad taught me. Love life.

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