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2643 Old Bridge Rd
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Jose Ortiz

Ray Ortiz

Wednesday, October 28th, 1942 - Sunday, January 13th, 2019
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Jose “Ray” Ortiz, 76, of Farmingdale, NJ passed away suddenly of a massive stroke on January 13, 2019. Ray was born in Coama, Puerto Rico and raised in Wall, NJ. Ray was a graduate of Wall High School and attended Brookdale and Monmouth Colleges. He worked for Ford Motor Corp as a mechanic for several years before being employed at 7-UP, Neptune. While he was working at 7-UP Ray also was working as a Class II Police Officer for a period of 6 years before becoming a Police Officer for Bradley Beach police Department. Ray’s police department career lasted for 30 years retiring in 2006 at the rank of Captain. He was a member of 2 police unions PBA 50 and PBA 600. Ray was a Spanish translator for several area police departments and was an avid softball player for his PBA team.

Ray was predeceased by his parents Santos and Rosa Ortiz and two sisters Lucy Guzman and Dominga Kania. He is survived by his loving children Tina Kremp and her husband Jim of Brick, NJ and Kevin Ortiz and his wife Anna of Brick, NJ and their mother and longtime companion Joyce Ortiz of Farmingdale, NJ. Ray is also survived by a brother Juan and Gail Ortiz of South Carolina; two sisters Jovita Kupisioski of Tinton Falls, NJ and Margarita Nelson of Brick, NJ; his cherished four grandchildren Matthew Kremp and his wife Victoria, Nicholas, Maximus and Josephine.

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 3-8 pm at Orender Family Home for Funerals 2643 Old Bridge Road Manasquan, NJ 08736. A funeral service will be held 10:30 am on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at the funeral home. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St Jude Children’s Hospital PO Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38101. To send condolences to the family please visit
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Orender Family Home for Funerals
    2643 Old Bridge Road
    Manasquan, NJ 08736
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  • Service

    Thursday, January 17th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Thursday, January 17th, 2019 10:30am
    Orender Family Home for Funerals
    2643 Old Bridge Road
    Manasquan, NJ 08736
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Donations are being accepted for: St. Jude Children's Hospital.


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Jose R. Ortiz

Posted at 04:31pm

A beautiful life that came to an end, he died as he lived, everyone’s friend. In our hearts a memory will always be kept, of one we loved, and will never forget.

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Posted at 10:50am
Thinking of you with much sadness in my heart and yet so many joy filled and fond memories of a man who lived his life well and ran his race. He showed us all how it's done. With honor and dignity and love for his family and friend. Hardworking caring, and dedicated. Always a smile, a minute to share, an extra mile to walk. A man who loved others more than himself. A man truly born with a servants heart. God be with you all.

And Ray, ole man, I hope you dance. We all know how much you enjoyed it. Most affectionately, a lifelong family friend remembering the all the good times our families have shared through the decades.

Pamela Behrman

Adalberto Sanchez

Posted at 07:38am
Ray’s family: I'm so sorry for your loss. I went through a similar situation and I was very helped by the hope that I found in the Bible in John 5: 28, which says, "Do not amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I am sending you a link with more information on this hope.

Vanessa Mariano

Posted at 11:01pm
Sweetest and most caring stranger I’ve ever met. I strive to be as patient and kind.
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Posted at 12:31pm
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