Mr. Louis "Lou" S. Ortiz passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2009 in Stockton. A native of Alamogordo, New Mexico, he was born December 26, 1924. Mr. Ortiz served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII and in Korea. He relocated to Stockton in 1959 from San Francisco. Mr. Ortiz was married to his loving wife, Joan, for 55 years. He was employed by the Federal Government as a communications specialist for 46 years. Mr. Ortiz is survived by his wife, Joan; children: Patricia Brisbin, Kathryn (Jerry) Rauwolf, Stephen Ortiz, Michelle (Dow) Glass, and Phillip (Kimberly) Ortiz. His grandchildren, Dustin Ortiz, Dereck Ortiz, Sara Ortiz, John Michael Brisbin and Ashlee Ortiz, also survive him. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Luke's Catholic Church, 3847 N. Sutter Street, Stockton, California. A vigil service will be Monday, September 14, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at DeYoung Shoreline Chapel, 7676 Shoreline Drive, Stockton, California. Visitation will be Monday, September 14, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at DeYoung Shoreline Chapel, 7676 Shoreline Drive, Stockton, California. Committal will be at Cherokee Memorial Park, Lodi, California. Memorial contributions may be expressed to Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, California 95203.
Published in The Record from 9/11/2009 - 9/12/2009