Juan Antonio Ortiz Davila, a longtime resident of the Bronx, died on December 21, 2023. He was 62.

Mr. Ortiz was born on January 24, 1961 in Puerto Rico to Ana Davila and the late Candido Ortiz. Juan Ortiz’ journey in this world may have ended but his legacy will continue. He believed strongly in family values and helping others. He loved playing softball with his team, “La Chercha”. Juan, also known as Tadeo, loved all his family – his wife, mother, siblings, god children, nieces and their children, and nephews. He also loved his friends. Juan’s work experience was to assist anyone in need. As the saying goes…”Those who part from this world, die when they are forgotten.” Tadeo, we will never forget you. Como dice el dicho…..”No se muere quien se va de este mundo, sino el que se olvida.” Tadeo, nunca de olvidaremos.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Gonzalez; his mother, Ana Davila; his siblings, Sandra Ortiz, Orlando Ortiz, Jose Ortiz, Minerva Ortiz, Ana Davila (Tita), and Patria Davila; his god children, Lexyer Rodriguez and Xavier Alvarado; all of his nieces and nephews; and all of his great nieces and great nephews.

Visiting will be Saturday from 3-8pm at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Family and friends wishing to attend the visitation virtually may click on the following link at any time during the visiting hours Ortiz Virtual Visitation . Interment will be at Cementerio de Villa Palmeras, San Juan, Puerto Rico.




  1. Alexandra Figueroa on December 22, 2023 at 6:17 pm

    Rip Tio love u always and forever .

    • Andy Gonzalez on December 25, 2023 at 9:46 am

      One thing that that will always stay in my heart is how you cared for others and put your family before you. You truly loved my sister and made her happy. You were a rare kind of man, and you will be dearly missed.

    • Beguie on December 25, 2023 at 2:39 pm

      Te recordaré por El gran corazón y humor que tenias. Me llevo lo lindo que fuistes con mi madre, viviras siempre en nuestros recuerdo.
      El Gigante de la elegancia!!! Descansa en Paz Tadeo

  2. Minerva Gomez on December 22, 2023 at 6:50 pm

    May the gates of heaven receive you with opens arms, I will remember always your kind smile. RIP Tadeo.

    • Nydia Gonzalez on December 25, 2023 at 9:21 am

      Thadeo era un yerno muy querido, yo le apreciaba grandemente. Era el “Tierno Gigante”, un gran ser humano. Su paciencia y amor con los niños eran cualidades digna admirar. Siempre te llevaré en mi corazón.

  3. Damaris reyes on December 22, 2023 at 8:08 pm

    Rip Tadeo you will be missed

  4. Francia lan on December 22, 2023 at 10:55 pm

    My heart aches for you Marilyn as you experience this unimaginable loss. Please accept mine and my family’s condolences and may all the wonderful memories you created comfort you. May He who knows your sorrow bring peace, comfort, and healing to your soul.
    Our prayers are with your family.
    Francia Landrau

  5. Olgita on December 23, 2023 at 6:41 am

    I am so sorry for your loss.
    My condolences to the family.
    May he rest in paradise.

  6. Lillian Raimundi on December 23, 2023 at 8:07 am

    There are no words that will comfort you at the time but please know that we are all here for you Marilyn.
    Tadeo is with our Father in heaven now and he’s looking down on you hoping that you know that he wants you to move forward and to always keep him in your heart. May God bless you.
    Know that I’m here if you need me.

  7. Vickie Pizarro and Brendan Moffatt on December 23, 2023 at 8:11 am

    It is with profound sadness we send our condolences to you and the family. May you be comforted by the wonderful memories of the good times and laughter you shared with him. So very sorry for your loss.

  8. Aida Quiles and family on December 23, 2023 at 9:32 pm

    Condolences to you and the family.
    Tadeo is now in heaven with our Lord.

    • Juanito on December 27, 2023 at 7:41 am

      First Titi Milly; Now you Tio Tadeo. There are no words that can express the loss of two (2) angels that lived in this world to do good to anyone that needed their assistance.

      You took the heaven train too soon. You will always be in my memory, in my heart and in our family storytelling events. I was, I am and I am still very proud of the man you were.

      You were gone too soon Tio. You owe me Domino showdown with Papi, You Titi Milly and Myself. Forever grateful for your life lessons and for always having a smile on your face no matter what adversity was being contested.

      Marilyn: Me and my family are here for you always. Thank you for loving Tio and giving him a purpose of becoming a better man that what he was.

  9. Zeneida Moreno on December 23, 2023 at 11:53 pm

    Que Descanses en Paz, Tadeo
    Marilyn mi mas sentido pésame para ti y familia.
    No hay palabras que puedan ayudar con esta tristeza que tengo al recibir esta noticia tan inesperada.
    Pensando en ti, Zeneida

  10. Anna Davila on December 24, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    My handsome brother Tadeo love ❤️ you R.I.P until be again

  11. Geral Maldonado on December 24, 2023 at 9:34 pm

    Mucha Paz para toda su familia, Que descanses en paz Tadeo y que te encuentres rodeado de angelitos Geral

  12. Daphne Price on December 25, 2023 at 9:10 am

    My dearest friend Marilyn, I am so sorry for the loss of your best friend and husband. I enjoyed hearing all of your stories. Love like yours never ends, it is eternal. You and your family are in my prayers always. Love you honey, Daphne

  13. Jannatul Muniya on December 25, 2023 at 9:19 am

    Marilyn, my heart goes out to you and your family during this unimaginable time. May his soul rest in peace. Think about all the good moments that you shared and hold them close to you.

  14. Cheryll Channer on December 25, 2023 at 9:20 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss Marilyn. It was always a pleasure listening to you talking about the love of your life. Be strong! God is able to get you through this tough time. Hold onto the memories.
    Love you

  15. Easton on December 25, 2023 at 9:24 am

    Gonzalez, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sorrowful time. I am here for you.

  16. Carmel Garcia on December 25, 2023 at 9:24 am

    My condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. We will keep you in our prayers

  17. Anderson Gonzalez on December 25, 2023 at 9:32 am

    Tadeo era un yerno muy bueno. Siempre que nos reuníamos hablábamos de baseball. Era como yo, fanático de los Yankees. Fue un buen esposo con mi hija y para mí, otro hijo más. He sentido mucho su partida, pero un día nos volveremos a encontrar.

  18. Jessie Fields on December 25, 2023 at 9:33 am

    Marilyn, My deepest condolences to you and your loved ones. I’m so very sorry for your loss. I pray that God Almighty covers you with His protection and brings you the comfort that you need during this difficult time. I’m here for you. Love you. ❤️

  19. Walter Fields on December 25, 2023 at 9:34 am

    Ms. G. I’m sorry for you loss. God please you and your family. My prayers are with you.

  20. Jasmine Vargas on December 25, 2023 at 9:39 am

    Tadeo was funny, thoughtful, and extremely kind. He was generous and high spirited. Thank you, brother, for loving my family like your own; my sons as if they were your own. Thank you for loving my sister and for the wonderful 20 years we had as siblings. A vibrant life force can always feel like it was cut short no matter how many years you have basking in it’s light and Tadeo was just that, vibrant. Rest in peace.

  21. Carla Ferreira on December 25, 2023 at 9:49 am

    Marilyn, our hearts are with you in this time of grief. We send our deepest condolences to you and your family. May you lean on the love that surrounds you as you navigate this unimaginable pain. Rest in knowing that your husband lives on in the hearts of all who know and love him. May he rest in eternal peace.
    Carla and the Ferreira Family

  22. Gwendolyn Daniels on December 25, 2023 at 9:49 am

    Those we love don’t go away they walk beside us each and every day unseen unheard but always near still love and still miss them even though your world is so dark right now I hope you will soon be able to see some light in the memories that you and your husband shared together. Always love

  23. Raquel Menchaca on December 25, 2023 at 9:54 am

    Juan, it has been an honor to work with you these last 10 years as your primary care provider.
    You are a kind man with a big heart.
    May you rest in peace.
    Raquel Menchaca
    Montefiore Medical Center

  24. Minerva Ortiz on December 25, 2023 at 10:15 am

    Tadeo my dearest brother ❤️you will always be in my heart I love you so much Rest In peace till we meet again in heaven

  25. Candy on December 25, 2023 at 12:09 pm

    May he find eternal peace. My deepest sympathies are with you, and I hope you find solace and resilience during this difficult time. Reflect on the cherished moments you shared with your husband; they are like jewels that continue to shine in the tapestry of your life. Consider him now as a divine presence, an angel summond by God to fulfill a heavenly purpose.

  26. Rachel Lopez on December 25, 2023 at 12:23 pm

    It’s been a privilege to have known you and to have you in our family. Thank you for everything you have done for us. You will forever be missed. We love you.

    -The Lopez Family

  27. Annette Chavez on December 25, 2023 at 12:41 pm

    May he rest in peace. He was a very good man.

  28. Mailyn Gonzalez - Esposa / Spouse on December 25, 2023 at 2:22 pm

    Ay, mi amor!
    Que tristeza siento en mi alma!
    Aunque tengo muchos bellos recuerdos de nuestro amor y vida juntos, tu partida ha dejado un vacio inmenso y profundo. Cada mañana, los ojos y te busco a mi lado pero no te encuentro. Ese sentir causa que un diluvio de lagrimas caigan de mis ojos.
    Mi amor, tantos planes de retirarnos en nuestra isla del encanto Puerto Rico no se lograra. Pero, descansaras en paz en tu bella isla. Regresarè cada vez que pueda a visitarte y recordarte de los momentos especiales que compartimos como pareja y en familia.

    Te extrañare y te seguirè amando!
    Vela por mi y protejemè en cada momento!

    Oh, my love!

    There is such a sadness in my soul!
    Although i have many beautiful memories of our love and life together, your departure has left a huge, profound emptiness.
    Each morning, I open my eyes and look for you beside me but I cannot find you. That feeling causes a flood of tears to fall from eyes.
    My love, the many plans we had to retire in Puerto Rico will not be fulfilled. However, you will REST IN PEACE In your beautiful island.
    You will be HOME, my love!
    I will return every chance I get to visit you and remind you of the special moments we shared as a couple and with family.
    Thank you my love for making me feel like a Queen and for loving me so much.

    I will miss you and continue to love you. Watch over me and protect me each moment.

  29. Vinny Singh on December 25, 2023 at 7:30 pm

    So sorry to hear about this heartbreaking news Marilyn. May God give you strength to bear this loss. Wishing you comfort and peace at this difficult time

  30. Daniel torres on December 25, 2023 at 8:10 pm

    Falu mi brother from another mother, cuando tú media naranja me informó que ya no estarás más con nosotros hice de tripas corazones y recorrí mil y pocos de millas para verte por última vez pero no para despedirte porque siempre vas a estar presente en mi subconsciente y corazón ya que de tu persona solo guardo gratos recuerdos solo espero que tu media naranja, doña Ana y demás familia logren superar tu inesperada partida.

  31. Mailyn Gonzalez - Esposa / Spouse - de parte de mi tia iris on December 25, 2023 at 9:12 pm

    Hola soy iris,tia de mary,desde que le conoci,vi en el una persona,agradable,chevere,. Le pido a dios fortaleza para la familia,y sobrina.

  32. Anthony Ayala on December 26, 2023 at 9:40 am

    Mi Hermanito Falu, fue una Honor en Mi vida Conocerte, Por compartir contigo en las buenas como en las malas. Siempre fuiste contigo honesto, franco y pero fiel. Me enseńastes muchos valores de la vida como ser humano y persona.
    En realidad usted fue un pilar en Mi vida. Espero volver a encontrar con usted en el más allá!
    Te quiero Mi hermanito y Me quedó corto Que Dios te tenga a su lado amén .
    Mis Mayores Respecto Yuquiyu #1

  33. Sandra Pizarro Vega on December 26, 2023 at 10:18 am

    Tadeo….Although we didn’t grow up together, I always could feel the love of family when being around you, primo! We will miss your love, laughter and happiness that you always shared with anyone you met! Thank you for bringing Marilyn into our lives….always here for you….Love you, prima!
    Rest easy Tadeo

  34. Aida Sanchez on December 26, 2023 at 2:10 pm

    Marilyn, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved husband Tadeo. I can only begin to imagine the pain that such a loss brings to you. You are in my thoughts at this terrible time and my heart goes out to you and your family. May his soul rest in peace.

  35. Angelito Quiles on December 26, 2023 at 6:42 pm

    To the best Tio one can have , Tio Tadeo spirit’s will always be within me. Calm , cool ,and collective one can be. The funniest and Best dressed. Always there for you on your ups and downs. One of the best pitchers I ever seen ! Pure/Genuine advice , made you look at things from a different perspective. Will give you the shirt off his back. Te amo tío Tadeo ..

  36. Patria Davila- Pituza on December 27, 2023 at 1:15 am

    Quiero destacar 3 cualidades o virtudes que tenia mi hermano Tadeo. Lo mas importante para Tadeo era:

    1- Familia
    2- Generosidad
    3- Humildad

    Juan Antonio Ortiz Davila mejor conocido como “Tadeo” fue un ser especial para todos los que lo conocimos.
    Para Tadeo, la palabra FAMILIA era muy importante. La definicion de FAMILIA para Tadeo era muy diferente a la que todos conocemos. Para Tadeo la palabra FAMILIA y cito “Familia son las personas que amamos sin importar si llevan o no nuestra sangre” Tadeo trataba a todos sus amigos como su familia.

    Tadeo era el tio mas querido por sus sobrinos y sobrinas. El siempre trataba a sus sobrinos iguales. El no tenia preferencia… los mimaba, les compraba dulces y tenia un amor especial para cada uno de ellos. Consintiendolos, los escuchaba les daba consejos y si tenia que halarle las orejas y corregirlos tambien lo hacia.

    Y si hablamos de generosidad y lo buscamos en google… saldria el nombre de Juan Antonio Ortiz Davila “Tadeo” como la persona mas generosa del planeta. Tadeo compartia con todos los necesitados. Esa cualidad la aprendio de su mama Ana Davila.

    La humildad era una de las vitudes que yo mas admiraba de mi hemano Tadeo.

    A Tadeo lo querian todos sus amigos y familires por siempre escuchar antes de opinar. Siempre buscaba el lado positivo a todas las situaciones de la vida. Y aunque las situaciones eran dificiles Tadeo con su humildad y carino lo resolvia. Como el decia “ Con amor, humildad y carino se soluciona todo.
    Y yo como su hermana menor estare eternamente agradecida por todo lo que hizo por mi y mis hijos. Por cuidarlos, mimarlos y darle tanto amor.

    – Pituza

  37. Patria Dávila- Pituza on December 27, 2023 at 1:20 am

    I want to highlight 3 qualities or virtues that my brother Tadeo had. The most important thing for Tadeo was:

    1- Family
    2- Generosity
    3- Humility

    Juan Antonio Ortiz Davila, better known as “Tadeo”, was a special being for all of us who knew him.

    For Tadeo, the word FAMILY was very important. The definition of FAMILY for Tadeo was very different from the one we all know. For Tadeo the word FAMILY and I quote “Family are the people we love regardless of whether or not they carry our blood” Tadeo treated all his friends as his family.

    Tadeo was the uncle most loved by his nephews and nieces. He always treated his nephews the same. He had no preference… he pampered them, bought them sweets and had a special love for each of them. Pampering them, he listened to them, gave them advice and if he had to pull their ears and correct them, he did it too.

    And if we talk about generosity and we search for it on Google… the name of Juan Antonio Ortiz Davila “Tadeo” would come up as the most generous person on the planet. Tadeo shared with all those in need. She learned that quality from her mother Ana Davila.

    Humility was one of the virtues that I most admired in my brother Tadeo.

    Tadeo was loved by all his friends and family for always listening before giving his opinion. He always looked for the positive side in all situations in life. And although the situations were difficult, Tadeo with his humility and affection solved it. As he said, “With love, humility and affection everything can be solved.

    And I, as his little sister, will be eternally grateful for everything he did for me and my children. For taking care of them, pampering them and giving them so much love.


  38. Gabriel Quiles on December 27, 2023 at 8:23 am

    Tio Tadeo we will all miss the love you give to this family and laughs. We will always appreciate the countless memories you have bestowed upon us. I say there is no such thing as a lost, we just have another angel watching over us.

  39. Garimar Calderon on December 27, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    Tío Tadeo, it still shocks me to know that you have left this world. My heart is broken and full of sorrow..You will always be remembered by the unconditional love you had for all of your family which was reciprocated. Thank you for being the best Tio. We will always keep you in our hearts, and I will enjoy seeing you thru Xavier your godson and nephew who still amazes us when we see the many similarities between you. I’m sure Mami received you with a great party in Heaven. Till we meet again… Love you

  40. Génesis Alvarado on December 27, 2023 at 2:14 pm

    Tío Tadeo one thing that I will always take with me is how you always reminded me that family is the most important thing and no matter what we should always stick together.I will always remember your kindness, love, jokes, and the way that you always helped others.I am proud to say that you are my uncle strong and so loving. Your passing has left me with sadness in my heart but I know that this is not a goodbye is a see you later. I know that you and my Tata are always going to be by my side and will protect me in every step of the way. Tío I love you with all my heart and I will always have you with me in my prayers and thoughts.

  41. Yolanda Ramirez on December 29, 2023 at 11:49 am

    Dear Marilyn,
    There are no words to make your pain and loss less heartwrenching at this time of grieving. May the quiet times of reflection bring you some comfort as you remember the happy ,loving and ” together” times.Praying as you grieve and heal.
    Love you, Yolie n Jc

  42. Fanny Rodriguez / amiga de Patria on January 5, 2024 at 1:47 pm

    Querida Marylin,

    Siento profundamente el fallecimiento de tu amado esposo Tadeo. Sé que lo era todo para ti, su familia y muchas más personas.
    Su memoria seguirá viva en nuestros corazones. Le pido al Señor que los días venideros encuentres la paz, el consuelo, la fuerza y todo el amor que necesitas en este momento tan triste.
    Te mando todo mi cariño en estos tiempos tan difíciles, y que sepas que cuentas con mi apoyo siempre. Con mucho amor y respeto♥️

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