Santiago "Papi" Ortega, 78, of Inverness, Florida, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Florida Hospital, Land O' Lakes. Papi was born July 25, 1935, in Las Villa, Cuba. He was a mechanic at the New York Naval Shipyard in Brooklyn, New York. Santiago moved to Inverness in 1980 from Port Reading, New Jersey. He worked at the ABC Liquor Store in Inverness.
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Survivors include son, Jimmy Ortega and his wife Marlene of Inverness; companion, Ana Maria Garcia of Inverness; and grandchildren, Chris Ortega of Inverness and James Michael of Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
Papi's family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2014, at Heinz Funeral Home. The funeral Mass will be at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014. Interment will follow at Oakridge Cemetery. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness.
Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation
2507 Highway 44 W
Inverness, FL 34453
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on July 17, 2014