Gustavo Ortiz, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 10.
Ortiz was born in Yauco, Puerto Rico and moved to Rockaway 30 years ago from Brooklyn, New York. He was an avid fisherman and worked as a contractor.
Ortiz was preceded in death by his son, Mickhail.
He is survived by his wife, Martha; son, Ryan and Vladimir; brothers, Angel Luis Ortiz, Jose Antonio Ortiz and Julian Ortiz; sisters, Edna I. Basilin, Mary Ivette Barroso, Zoraida Ortiz, Sol Rita Ortiz, Celia Ortiz; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Rockaway Beach. A funeral mass took place at St. Camillus Church, Rockaway Park. Interment followed at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York.