Emma “Tita” Ortiz joined the Lord on Saturday January 1, 2022 at the age of 79. She was received in heaven by her parents, her beloved brother Miguel Lopez and Godsister, Gloria Canales. Emma was born in Juncos, Puerto Rico on December 30, 1942 to Pura Garcia and Sixto Lopez. Emma was a faithful Catholic who attended Our Lady of Mercy Church for many years. Emma spent over 23 years working at P.S. 3 and was loved and adored by all. She was known for her amazing heart and incredible strength. Emma lived her life as a truly loving, giving and very prideful soul.
Emma was the loving mother to Rosemary Ortiz and Izzy Ortiz Jr. She raised her children and grandchildren with love and devotion in The Bronx, New York.
She is survived by her children and grandchildren, John, Allyssa, Jose Jr. Gabrielle, Ismael lll and Ashley and seven great-grandchildren. Aside from the children she doted on, Emma is survived by her brother, Ricardo Lopez.
Her presence will truly be missed by all and may her memory be eternal. This is not goodbye but I’ll see you later.
Visiting will be Sunday, January 9 from 4pm to 8pm at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Family and friends wishing to attend the visitation virtually may do so by clicking the following link at any time during visitation Ortiz Visitation Interment will be held at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx on Monday, January 10, 2022 at 10:30am.