Mikki Deanne Bort

Mikki Deanne Bort

A Wonderful Person

Mikki Deanne Bort
, 46, of Albion, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was born May 15, 1972 in Conneaut, OH, daughter of the late Fred and Valda (White) Bort.  Mikki was a member of the McLane Church in Erie.  She was the founder of The Mikki Bort's Martial Arts Foundation in Albion, and she held a 5th degree black belt.  She was very active in the Albion Community, she was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, and was involved in Linked by Pink in Erie.  She was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.  Mikki truly had a heart for people and over the years she has touched thousands of people's lives.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandmother, Anne "Granny" White, and Michael Machalinski.  She is survived by two sons, Cody Bort and his wife, Olivia, of Harrisburg, PA, Roman Machalinski of Albion, a daughter, Hailey Machalinski of Sebastian, FL, a brother Paul Bort and his wife Anna, of Solon, OH, and four nieces, Caroline Bort, Jessy Barker, Katie Machalinski, and Kathryn Falvey.  Calling hours will be held at the Mattera Funeral Home, 188 East State Street, Albion on Friday from 1-3pm and 6-8pm.  A funeral service will be held at Grace United Methodist Church, 49 Franklin Street, Albion, on Saturday at 10:30am with Pastor Ben Distefano officiating.  Burial will be private by the family.  The legends of Pittsburgh Cruise, founded by Leadership League, have started a scholarship fund for Roman.  Tax deductible donations can be sent to The Delposen Family Foundation,  Memo: Roman's Legendary Scholarship Fund.  Checks can be mailed to Leadership League at 3846 S. Water St. Pittsburgh, Pa 15203.  To light a memory candle or leave a condolence, please visit: www.matterafuneralhome.com


Left by  “Patrick , Monica, Meagen, and Isabelle "Ginger"Fit” on 03/03/2019

Cody, Roman, Hailey, family and friends, We are so sorry for your loss our deepest sympathy and condolences. It was always a pleasure to talk to, see and help Mikki. Your mom was the only one allowed to call Isabelle "Ginger". She loved having her teach her karate. What an inspiration and an encouragement she was to Monica in her own journey with cancer. Thank you for sharing your mom with all of us. Mikki really was proud of her family, friends and community. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Left by  “Kyoshi Christina Kebort” on 03/01/2019

RIP my friend. I admired your strength, courage & enjoyed your friendship. Until we meet again. Prayers for your family, friends & students.

Left by  “Josh Von” on 02/28/2019

My condolences to the family, friends, and students of Mikki. She was a wonderful person who touched the lives of many. You have my deepest sympathies for your loss.

Left by  “Lynn Johnson ” on 02/28/2019

Prayers and hugs to your family Mikki. My sweet warrior friend. I love you and will miss seeing your beautiful smile. Thank you for making my life brighter.

Left by  “Randy & Dick Kitcey” on 02/28/2019

You touched so many lives and an inspiration to all that knew you. Your beautiful smile will live in the hearts of all forever. God Bless, our thoughts and prayers are with Roman,Cody,Hailey and family.

Left by  “Joy Webber” on 02/28/2019

I will miss you Mikki. Sorry for your loss Roman, Cody and Hailey.She is an angel.

Left by  “Beatrice & LeRoy Gevin” on 02/28/2019

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of Mikki Bort. Mikki will be missed by so many because she touch our heart deeply. Fly with the angels and be at peace. Prayers going out to the family and community.

Left by  “Sandy and joe pollock” on 02/28/2019

RIP my sweet BEAUTIFUL friend. You touched our lives in ways you will never know. Love you always!!

Left by  “The Eggert Family” on 02/28/2019

Oh Mikki...you took my boys under your wing at the hardest time of their life and they spent years at your dojo learning to become little men. They gained confidence and strength because of people like you. You meant a lot to many and will be greatly missed. May you have peace now. And may your family find some comfort in the stories of what a life you had and how many you touched.

Left by  “Melissa Newsome and family” on 02/27/2019

My deepest condolences to your family, may they feel peace in your passing knowing you are at rest now. May you all celebrate her life from here on and carry on her legacy. We will continue the fight on cancer, as I am 8 yrs. cancer free myself. #cancersucksstoptakingtheoneswelove# You will be greatly missed but never forgotten my friend! ❤️

Left by  “Walt & Deb Weir” on 02/27/2019

Thoughts and Prayers to family and friends. She taught so many people so much. RIP Mikki.

Left by  “Beth Steinheiser” on 02/27/2019

What a courageous young lady, full of fight, fly high beautiful.

Left by  “Joanna States” on 02/27/2019

Mikki always had a smile for everyone. She touched so many lives. We are so blessed to have known such an amazing guiding light who loved with her whole heart. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and all those who loved Mikki. RIP Mikki, I was truly blessed to have you in my life.

Left by  “Megan and Nick Romero” on 02/27/2019

Fly with the angels sweet cousin, your fight here on earth is done. Your memory will live on to inspire others just like you did.

Left by  “Tanya Rathburn” on 02/27/2019

You were a true inspiration to all who knew you, a heart of gold and strength of a warrior. You made everyone that crossed your path feel like a friend, you will be sadly missed by all.

Left by  “Stephanie, Amber, Violette and Krystal Hosack” on 02/27/2019

Rest in peace Mikki. We love you! 💖

Left by  “Lynette Bort” on 02/27/2019

RIP cousin Mikki , you were a strong woman and an inspiration

Left by  “LeAnn Simmons ” on 02/27/2019

There are no words to describe what an incredible woman you were. Your memory will live on in everyone you touched. Sending love and prayers to your family.

Left by  “Lou Ann Hamilton” on 02/27/2019

We all have wonderful memories from her karate tournaments. She was a wonderful inspiration to all. Rest in peace, Mikki.

Left by  “Laurie Beatman” on 02/27/2019

I went to school with Mikki and she was a beautiful person inside and out. Karate was also her passion I remember going to see her when karate was being taught by the golden dawn store and always had a conversation with her at the fourth of July here in conneaut. You will never be forgotten ad missed dearly. My prayers and thoughts are with her family and friends. Fly high beautiful❣

Left by  “Jody Westerburg-Boratyn” on 02/27/2019

Mikki is truly an inspiration to everyone who met her. She will be missed deeply.

Left by  “Mary Herl” on 02/27/2019

My life was touched in many ways by Mikki. She will be missed but certainly left a remarkable statement of faith and trust in God to many. My sympathies to the family.

Left by  “Jim and Laurie Vorse” on 02/27/2019

An amazing and beautiful lady who had the heart of a lion and the soul of an angel. Prayers going out to the family and community.

Left by  “Ellie Knapp” on 02/27/2019

Mikki, your soul will live on in so many 💕 that you’ve touched in your short lived years on earth. Your were an inspritation to so many, never to be forgotten. Condolences and sympthany to your family you loved so much. RIP in God’s Love.and Glory.

Left by  “Justin Freeland” on 02/27/2019

R.I.P. Mikki, you fought a long fight but have helped so many and will never be forgotten. Thank you for teaching me. Prayers to the family.

Left by  “BILLY RANDALL & TOOTSIE” on 02/27/2019


Left by  “Jeanne Meeder” on 02/27/2019

So many people were touched by your heart, bravery, fearlessness, strength and contagious laughter. You will be missed! Prayers for peace and comfort for family and friends. 💕

Left by  “arthur j hemstreet jr ” on 02/27/2019

you will be really miss and we all will miss you nikki rip

Left by  “Teresa Auer” on 02/27/2019

RIP Master Bort You will be forever miss by all..❤

Left by  “Chastity and Jason Lesh” on 02/27/2019

RIP Mikki. You will forever be missed by us all. ❤

Left by  “Roger and Kristine Copeland” on 02/27/2019

May you rest in peace. Prayers to all your family and friends. You felt a long battle and you were a wonderful lady.

Left by  “The Ballards” on 02/27/2019

So sorry for your loss. Mikki will always be special to my family we hardly knew her and she volunteered at my husbands benfit and touch so many her smile would light up a room.

Left by  “Tracy Carroll” on 02/27/2019

Rest In peace Mikki.. You are truly the sweetest caring person and inspired many and is loved by many. Prayers to your family and friends. I will always remember the first day I met you when you came to my house years ago.

Left by  “Jenny curtis” on 02/27/2019

So sorry for your lose

Left by  “Jennifer Lockwood- stagl ” on 02/27/2019

Rest In Peace Mikki! Truly a great warrior! My thought, and prayers are with Roman, Cody, Hailey, and family. She love you all so much! I am so sorry for your loss.

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