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Martin Ortiz

November 11, 1966 - September 5, 2019 Kennett Square, PA | Age 52 Loving Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle, Brother-in-Law, Cousin, Godfather, Employer and Friend.

Martin Ortiz, age 52, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away unexpected on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at the Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Norma Ortiz, with whom he shared his life with for over 32 years.

Born in Pachuquilla, Estado de Mexico, he was the son of the late Margarito Ortiz and the late Brigida Castaneda.

Martin was one of the most respected and self-made successful mushroom growers of Kennett Square.

He was a member of St. Rocco’s Catholic Church, the American Mushroom Institute, and the Sheriff’s Association of Chester County.

Martin enjoyed working and was very motivated by his family. He loved to help others and give back to his community. He was known to make people laugh by his charismatic personality and witty sense of humor. His smile will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Johnathan Ortiz of Kennett Square, PA and Martin A. Ortiz of Kennett Square, PA; his little puppy, Lena; his grand dogs, Lady and Archer; Four brothers, Adan Ortiz of Avondale, PA, Juan Ortiz of West Grove, PA, Pablo Ortiz of West Grove, PA and Lucas Ortiz of West Grove, PA; four sisters, Vicenta Ortiz, Lucia Ortiz, Rita Ortiz and Guillermina Ortiz, all who reside in Mexico; Brothers-in-Law, Sisters-in-law, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews, Godchildren, Friends and Employees.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Adelaido Ortiz and Antonio Ortiz.

His family would like to make a special thank you to the mushroom grower community and to his special colleagues whom he deeply admired.

You are invited to visit with his family and friends on Wednesday September 11th, from 9:00am to 12:00pm, at St. Rocco’s Church. His Funeral Mass will follow at 12:00pm. Burial will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the American Heart Association, 1617 JFK Boulevard, Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19103

To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit

Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA.

Message from the Family

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Memorial Donations

American Heart Association

1617 JFK Boulevard
Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19103



September 11, 2019 9:00-12:00 St. Rocco's Church
313 Sunny Dell Road
Avondale, PA

Funeral Mass

September 11, 2019 12:00 St. Rocco's Church
313 Sunny Dell Road
Avondale, PA


Will be held Privately.


  1. Norma,sad to see and hear of your loss,may your strength of character continue the rest of your life.

    Terry Wedington | November 21, 2019 at 5:09 AM
  2. I’m sorry to hear and read of your loss Norma.Stay the strong woman you always have been.

    Terry Wedington | November 21, 2019 at 5:06 AM
  3. Momma I’m so sad to hear about popI 💔 I always had to ask which girlfriend he was meeting at the dinner 😉😉 going to miss that smile 😆 prayers for you and your family……..

    Barbara J Gaskill | September 12, 2019 at 3:37 AM
  4. I have known Martin for a long time as a young Man I live on South Broad St Kennett Square and he live 5 Houses away and he would say hello Every time he saw you even if he only saw you 15Min Before this is a great lost to Kennett Square area RIP Martin see you up in heaven 🙏🙏 💔

    Michael S Ruoss | September 11, 2019 at 10:14 PM
  5. He will be missed at Creek Side Diner. Thoughts and prayers for the family during this time of loss.

    Karen | September 11, 2019 at 10:06 PM
  6. I am shocked to see this. I knew you both from coming into Kellers. Everytime I was at my parents and he seen me on Rosedale Road, he made a point to stop and say hi. I am so sorry for your loss, he was an amazing man. He will be missed. RIP ❤

    Beckie Aguilar | September 11, 2019 at 8:37 PM
  7. Norma, I am so sorry for your loss😔I remember Martin just as he looks in the obit pic, so pleasant😊May peace be with you, your sons & your entire family❤️

    Pam DelCollo | September 11, 2019 at 3:48 PM
  8. I am so sadden by this unexpected news, I will always remember Martin as a happy, humble, hard working man. I meet him and his beautiful family 16 years ago and I will always remember his contagious smile and laughter. Your legacy will continue to live my friend for ever and always. The angels in heaven are rejoicing with your presence and forever smile. I know how hard this will be, but I know that our Loving father will continue to wrap you and your family in his arms. God Bless You All

    Beatriz T | September 11, 2019 at 3:31 PM
  9. Martin always greeted you with a smile. Always positive and happy. You will truly be missed. Que descanse in paz.

    Dioselinda Rivera | September 11, 2019 at 12:55 PM
  10. Que dios te bendiga y te tenga en su Santa Gloria, siempre te voy a extrañar, siempre te recordaremos con bonitos recuerdos.

    ¡Oh Dios! De quien es propio usar siempre de misericordia y de perdón, te suplicamos humildemente por el alma de tu siervo Martín Ortiz que mandaste salir hoy de este mundo; a fin de que no la entregues en manos del enemigo, ni la dejes en perpetuo olvido, sino que órdenes a tus Ángeles, que la reciban y la lleven a la patria del Paraíso celestial para que, el que ha esperado y creido en ti, no padezca las penas del infierno; sino que entre en la posesión de los goces eternos. Por Nuestro Señor Jesucristo. AMEN

    Lucia Ortiz | September 10, 2019 at 11:17 PM
  11. Una gran persona, que Dios lo tenga en su gloria y le de a su familia la fuerza para superar esta pérdida. Siempre lo miraba en misa, y en la carretera. Cuando me veía me saludaba y preguntaba por mi papá y le mandaba su saludo. Cuando nos encontrábamos en la carretera con su carro me pitaba y saludaba con una gran sonrisa. Era muy grato ver su humildad, su amabilidad y su carisma angelical. Mi más sentido pésame a su familia y que Dios les de la fuerza y valor para superar estos momentos! A

    Eli Garduño | September 10, 2019 at 9:42 AM
  12. Sorry you left us so soon. You will be dearly missed Martin, by me and my family. We go way back and i remember the days of working with you and Norma (before you were married) at dad’s mushroom plant. I will always remember your smile and friendly spirit. Rest in peace my friend.

    Margaret Vincenti | September 10, 2019 at 8:52 AM
  13. There was never a moment that he didn’t greet you with a huge smile on his face. Martin was such a loving and hardworking person. The world has lost a great human being but God has gained a beautiful angel. Mi mas sentido pesames a su familia. Que pas descance.

    Ester H Perez | September 10, 2019 at 8:29 AM
  14. It’s so hard to believe! He was always such a happy go luckily guy. always full of life & a smile on his face. What I remember most was the sparkle in his eyes when he looked at his beautiful wife. What an amazing, loving, strong couple blessed with two handsome sons. Norma & Martin were meant for each other . May God give the family the strength to take it day by day, it’s not easy. Remember you will always have his memories & carry him in you’re heart! RIP Martin, gone but never forgotten. A family is a circle of love, not broken by a loss , but made stronger by the memories! Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal! Love always Carmen Gonzalez

    Carmen Gonzalez | September 10, 2019 at 6:35 AM
  15. Un Abrazo fuerte hasta el Cielo, Gracias por el legado que nos has dejado… te extrañaremos campeón, Dios te tenga en su gloria y mis Bendiciones para toda la Familia Ortiz.

    Alex Alcantar | September 10, 2019 at 4:38 AM
  16. Mi condolencia para la familia Ortiz.
    De parate de Amelia y Ely

    Elizbeth Kuilan Lugo | September 9, 2019 at 8:36 PM
  17. Oh That Smile! What a happy man he was! He made you just smile and love life! Glad I got to know him! RIP my friend! So very sorry for your loss!

    Kathleen Tavoni | September 9, 2019 at 8:29 PM
  18. Mis mas sentido pesame a Norma, Jonathan Martin y familiares. El seguira sonriendo y trabajando En el cielo. Que Dios les ayude a encontrar paz y resignacion. Maricela Ayllon

    maricela ayllon | September 9, 2019 at 5:41 PM
  19. A good man. Always respected him. He will be missed.

    Nick Corby | September 9, 2019 at 3:29 PM
  20. Quiero recordarlo con esa sonrisa .cada mañana runbo ami trabajo lo topaba y siempre su saludo 😢mi mas sentido pesame a su familia 😢un angelito sonriente junto a Dios🌹🌹👼🙏🙏🙏

    Antonia Guzman | September 9, 2019 at 11:04 AM

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