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 www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com
Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA.
American Heart Association
ViewingSeptember 11, 2019 9:00-12:00 St. Rocco's Church
313 Sunny Dell Road
Funeral MassSeptember 11, 2019 12:00 St. Rocco's Church
313 Sunny Dell Road
BurialWill be held Privately.
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