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Dr. William George Wert

February 18, 1984 ~ March 9, 2023 (age 39) 39 Years Old

Dr. William Wert Obituary

Dr. William George Wert, 39, of Orwigsburg, PA passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 9, 2023. He was the loving husband of Amey (Brown) Wert throughout 12 years of loving marriage. Their family was blessed with three beautiful children, Harrison, Aurora, and Hadley.


Born in Glens Falls, NY, he was the son of Kathleen (Wert) Unterberger and the late William George Wert Sr. Billy was a graduate of North Warren High School, class of 2002. Billy then graduated from SUNY Cortland, with honors, and went on to the Physician Assistant program at DeSales University. Billy began his career as a Physician Assistant and explored several specialties before deciding to work in Critical Care medicine at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center; there he found inspiration to attend medical school. He earned his Medical Degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Seton Hill where he achieved the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Associations Outstanding Student Award in 2017. Dr. Wert then completed his general surgery residency at Geisinger Wyoming Valley, and began his career as a General Surgeon at Geisinger/St. Luke’s Hospital in Orwigsburg, PA.


Billy credited his wife Amey and his three children for inspiring him during his education and residency. In his younger years, Billy was a member of Faith Bible Church in Chestertown, NY and most recently a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Mountain Top, PA. 


        Billy liked to play the guitar, throw a baseball, and hit golf balls with Harrison. Billy adored his daughters Aurora and Hadley and loved to do anything they wanted to do including shopping, reading books, and going out to eat. His wife Amey and his children were the loves of his life. Billy will be remembered as a loving Husband, Father, Son, Son In-Law, Brother, Brother In-Law, Uncle, Nephew, Colleague, and Friend to all who had the privilege to know and love him.


Survivors: His beloved wife Amey and children Harrison, Aurora and Hadley Wert of Orwigsburg, PA. His mother and stepfather Kathleen and Frank Unterberger of East Stroudsburg, PA.  His sister Jacquelyn Wert and his nephew Jacob Armstrong of Palmerton, PA. His sister Jullienne Wert of Queensbury, NY. His mother and father in- law Neil and Kathy Brown of Bethlehem, PA. His brother in-law Jarrett Brown of New York and his sister in-law Krista Robertson of Temple, PA. Stepbrothers Rich and Eric, and stepsister Katy Unterberger. 


Services: A Service to Celebrate Billy's life will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at the Cantelmi Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 where the family will receive relatives and friends from 10 A.M. until time of the service. A memory tribute may be placed at


Contributions: In lieu of flowers contributions in Billy’s memory to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Eastern Pennsylvania (AFSP), 19 Colonnade Way, Suite 117  PMB #131  State College, PA 16803. 


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Memorial Calling Hours
March 25, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cantelmi Long Funeral Home
500 Linden Street
Bethlehem, PA

Celebration of Life Service
March 25, 2023

12:00 PM
Cantelmi Long Funeral Home
500 Linden Street
Bethlehem, PA


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Eastern Pennsylvania (AFSP)
19 Colonnade Way, Suite 117 PMB #131, State College PA 16803
Tel: 1-814-357-5829

Samantha Bruno
Area Director, Eastern PA


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