Grace S. Portner

HARRISON — Grace S. Portner, 90, of Haverford, Pa. and Harrison, died on Aug. 15, 2010, surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

For 50 years, Grace loved her summers on Long Lake with the love of her life and husband of 63 years, Jay, and her children and grandchildren.

Grace was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and earned a master's degree in Social Work from Bryn Mawr College. She worked for the Red Cross during World War II and later for the Jewish Family and Children's Services in Philadelphia. She volunteered her time as a social worker advocating for children in juvenile court, as an interviewer for the University of Pennsylvania, and chaired the auxiliaries of the hospitals where Jay was on the medical staff.  

She is survived by her son, William Portner of Naples and Harrison; her daughter, Lynell Morris of Dresher, Pa.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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