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Wortel, Johannes G., Sr. December 4, 1938 - July 4, 2020

To all our incredible family and friends,

Thank you So Much for your wonderful words and thoughts.  We will cherish them as long as we live, just like the memory of our Beloved Johannes.  He was an exemplary father, husband, friend, brother, and son and he will never be forgotten.

May he Rest In Peace as he joins his departed family in Heaven in Eternal happiness.  We hope to join him some day.

May God Bless Him Forever and Ever.

We Love You Papa.

Thanks for everything you taught us and shared with us.

Calling Hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm, Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Mass: 9:45 am, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at St. Joseph's Church, Bronxville

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    Richard Wortel says

    Dear Aunt Carmen, Jan and Liana, Our condolences to you all. We hope that in the last phase of his life uncle Johannes was spared physical and mental pain and that you all could say goodbye to each other. Er is een Amsterdammer heengegaan. Een trotse Wortel. A global citizen who has made an impressive contribution to this world in an exciting time. What will remain forever for me are the precious memories in Soest-Zuid, Kockengen, Utrecht, New York and Lage Vuursche. Great respect and lots of love for you, a big hug and all of you a lot of strength. R.I.P. Uncle Jan. From my mother, Richard, Ilja, Charlotte, Roos and Britt.

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      Mario Cianci says

      I am so sorry for your loss, dear Maya and Jan Jr. I send you my deepest condolences and love. Mr. Wortel was a great man and exemplary professional at the UN. He was my first boss in a Professional level post when I joined CEPAL Mexico in 1986. He then kindly invited me to join his team in Nicaragua for the elections of 1989. Years later I worked in his Division when he became a Director in OHRM at UNHQ. His work ethic was admirable and I always looked up to him for inspiration and guidance. He was my role model and I will forever remember him fondly. May his soul find eternal rest and peace, and may God grant you strength and courage to face a future without your beloved husband and father.

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    Geraldine Groenteman says

    He was a part of my life since I was a little girl. His voice I still can hear it….just calling me “Hi G”….and his face filled with a caring smile. My father’s best friend, our Tío Jan….you will be so missed.
    Memories stay, and these memories will keep you alive in our hearts forever.
    We love you, here the whole family…..I love you, and Tia Maya and Jantje.
    See you soon ❤️

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    Anthony O'Connell says

    Dear Maya, Jan Jr. and all the Wortel family,

    Daphne and I send you sincere condolences. The untimely passing away of Jan has left us in a state of stunned disbelief. We have shared so many great times together and we hope and pray that the memories and pictures will help you through the days ahead. There is no doubt that a wonderful husband and father has taken his place in Heaven and will be looking over you until such time as you, and we, get to see him again. The world is, for sure, a poorer place with his passing.

    In family love and friendship,

    Daphne and Tony

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    Ruud Wortel says

    Dear Carmen, Jan, Liana and all the Wortel family,

    My sincerest condolences on behalf of Emily and myself. I will miss uncle Jan for who he always was; A loving husband, father and ‘opa’ and a man to be proud of. I had the pleasure of visiting Jan and Carmen in both Mexico and NYC. He told me numerous stories of his rich and meaningful life, and showed me many places. These memories will stay with me forever.

    With love,

    Ruud Wortel

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      Jan Wortel says

      To all our incredible family and friends,

      Thank you So Much for your wonderful words and thoughts. We will cherish them as long as we live, just like the memory of our Beloved Johannes. He was an exemplary father, husband, friend, brother, and son and he will never be forgotten.

      May he Rest In Peace as he joins his departed family in Heaven in Eternal happiness. We hope to join him some day.

      May God Bless Him Forever and Ever.

      We Love You Papa.

      Thanks for everything you taught us and shared with us.

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    Soledad Groenteman says

    Querida tía Maya , mis más profundas condolencias para usted , Jantje y familia .
    “Cuando alguien muere, no te deja solo, te deja parte de su alma, de esta manera sabrás que está bien. No te deja solo, te deja su voz, de esta manera será tu conciencia. No te deja solo, te deja los recuerdos, de esta manera reirás con él.”🙌🙏
    Mis oraciones y pensamiento estarán con ustedes . Mi alma y corazón te abrazan . Muchos besitos 😘😘 Tío Jan besitos y abrazos al cielo . 😘😘😘😘🤗🤗🤗🙌❤️🙏
    Sole Groenteman R

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    Winston Martin says

    Maya and Jan and family,
    Please accept my sympathy on the passing of Jan with whom I worked in the CEPAL office in Mexico City. Wishing you find all the
    comfort and support you need in God.

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    Chad Parson says

    Our hearts go out to the Wortel family. Johannes was a remarkable individual, whose accomplishments and guidance are impossible to measure. I hope the family can overcome this great loss with the loving memories and acknowledgement of all that he achieved during his lifetime. Wishing you strength during this time. The Parsons

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