Emanuel J. “Manny” Ortiz
LEWES, Del. — Emanuel J. “Manny” Ortiz, 76, of Selbyville and Ocean City, and formerly of Bowie, Md., died Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. Born in New Kensington, Pa., he was the son of the late Julius and Salvatrice (Mighorici) Ortiz.
Mr. Ortiz was a supervisor in the procurement section, Department of the Navy. A Marine Corps veteran, he was a member of the First State Detachment of the Marine Corps League in Ocean View. He was also a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Ocean Pines and the Old Timers Softball League.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Franca Ortiz; two daughters, Joann DeVito and her husband, Tony, of Davidsonville, Md., and Linda Morrison and her husband, Rob, of Stevensville, Md.; two sisters, Michelina Ferrante of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Joann Bernstein of Ft. Myers, Fla; and three grandchildren, Joseph and Erica DeVito and Derrick Morrison.
A Mass of Christian burial was held Tuesday, July 17, at St. Luke Catholic Church in Ocean City, with Father Richard Smith officiating. Burial was in Delaware Veterans Cemetery in Millsboro.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First State Detachment, Marine Corps League, P.O. Box 434, Ocean View, Del. 19970. Arrangements were handled by Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville, Del.