ORTIZ, JOSE

Funeral services took place Jan. 10 for Jose Ortiz, 63, of Jersey City. He passed away Jan. 2. A retired Hoboken firefighter with 27 years of service, Jose was a member of the F.M.B.A. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Bonita Ortiz (nee Pineiro); two brothers, Sammy and his wife Anna, and Tom Diaz and his wife Rita; three sisters Carmen and her husband Luis, Nellie and her husband Earl and Nancy and her husband Andre. A great joy in his life were his nine grandchildren. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and two grandsons, his lifelong friends Little John, Pete Castella, Pete Torres, and a host of many other friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Tomas and Hortensia, two brothers Tomas and Fernando, and a nephew Isaac. Services arranged by the Failla-McKnight Memorial Home, Hoboken.