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Ezekiel “Zeke” Ortiz

Hawaii, USA
Death 29 Jan 2003 (aged 92)
San Mateo, San Mateo County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Memorial ID 27761043 · View Source
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ORTIZ EZEKIEL "ZEKE" 1910-2003 Passed away peacefully at home in San Mateo CA. on January 29, 2003 after a long illness. Ezekiel was born on April 10, 1910, one of 8 children, in Ewa Mill, Oahu, Hawaii. Ezekiel moved to the mainland in 1926, then to San Mateo in 1941 where he lived in the same house until his death. He served in the Merchant Marine during WWII and retired from Construction and General Laborers Union Local 389 in 1973. Ezekiel is survived by his sons and daughters, Carlos Ortiz of San Mateo, Diosa Ortiz (George Jimenez) of San Mateo, Peter Quinn (Patti) of Palm Desert, CA., Genevieve Silva (Alfred) of Beaverton, OR., sister Minnie Torres of Fremont, CA., 14 grandchilren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great granddaughter. For the last 2 years of his life, Ezekiel was cared for by his loving grandson, Mathew Ortiz (Samantha). In keeping with his wishes, no services were held and his ashes will be scattered at sea. Zeke lived his life the way he wanted, spoke his mind, and had no fear of death. We should all be so fortunate.

Alameda Times-Star 3/6/03.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 27761043
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