Roberto Ortiz

Obituary of Roberto A. Ortiz

Roberto A. Ortiz July 25, 1956 – April 1, 2021 Monroe, New York Roberto A. Ortiz passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 1, 2021, he was 64 years old. Son of the late Antonio Ortiz & Maximina Melendez Ortiz, he was born on July 25, 1956 in New York, New York. He was the owner of Advanced Re-Glazing in Monroe and an active member of St. Agatha Home Kids Reunion Group in Nanuet. Survived by the love of his life, Louise A. Belknap Ortiz of Monroe; beloved son and best friend, Ray C. Ortiz and his wife, Cathy, of Middletown, NY; sisters, Maria Ortiz and Joe Volkmer of Campbell Hall, NY; Sonia Speirs and husband Peter Speirs of McKinney Texas. Brothers, David Ortiz of Wallkill, NY and Carlos Ortiz of Cleveland, Ohio. Three grandchildren: Caitlynn Herrmann, Melissa Herrmann & Thomas Herrmann and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his precious nephew Joseph Belknap, brother in law, Warren Belknap, father in law, William Belknap and brothers, Antonio and Elizier Ortiz. He was a huge support and friend to his sister in law, Allen Belknap after the passing of her husband and his brother in-law. His heart knew no bounds when it came to the children of his family. He was a solid presence and support to his 14 nieces and nephews, 21 great nieces and great nephews, his 4 godchildren and his two foster children, Dustin & Kelli. Robert was considered a pillar of love, guidance and strength to his large family. Music spoke to his soul, it calmed his heart and was a huge part of who he was. When he wasn’t spending time with his family, you would find him strumming his guitar and softly singing along to the classics. A sound that will truly be missed by all that had the opportunity to hear him play. Visitation will be from 4-7 P.M. on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Sacred Heart Church, 26 Still Road, Monroe. Interment will follow in St. Columba Cemetery in Chester. Memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (https://giving.mskcc.org/) Arrangements by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc., Monroe. (845) 782-8185
Wednesday
7
April

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Homes
117 Maple Avenue
Monroe, New York, United States
Thursday
8
April

Mass

10:00 am
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Sacred Heart Church
26 Still Road
Monroe, New York, United States
Thursday
8
April

Final Resting Place

11:00 am
Thursday, April 8, 2021
St. Columba Cemetery
Route 94
Chester, New York, United States
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