Denise J. Mortimer 1965-2023

TAMPA, Fla. — Denise Jean Mortimer, 57, died Monday, March 6, 2023, while surrounded by her children.

She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., to her parents, Carl Terry Mason and Lila Dee Reed. She spent most of her life in the Youngstown area before fleeing the snow to Tampa, Fla., in 2010.

She attended Girard High School and later attended Thiel College, where she studied and became a certified respiratory therapist. She worked as a respiratory therapist for more than three decades and used her passion and talents to help thousands of people return to health.

She will be forever cherished by her children, Michael Mortimer, Dustin Hudak and Sydney Gratz of Youngstown, and Christopher Mortimer and Garrett Mortimer of Tampa, Fla.; her brothers, Ron Mason and Terry Mason; and sister, Cheryl Mason of Youngstown; as well as the many nieces, nephews, friends and family whose lives she touched.

Calling hours will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2023, at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, 4303 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, OH 44515. A short memorial service will follow.

Visit www.higgins-reardon.com to send condolences to the family.

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