It is with sorrowful hearts that we mourn the sudden loss of our beloved father, son, brother, uncle, and cousin, David J. Ortiz, 32, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. He was born on Dec. 22, 1980 in Las Cruces, N.M. David was an instant light and a profound joy. His creativity and abundant talents were apparent to all. David moved to Albuquerque as a teenager with his family and later began a successful career as a tattoo artist; his popularity soared and propelled him to open his own tattoo shop. David was a kind and generous man, his handsome smile and charming personality brought joy to all who meet him. David enjoyed making people happy and because of his playful soul he was especially loved by children. David was baptized in the Catholic faith; he loved God and was constantly seeking Him. We send our beloved David home to the Lord and unite him with all the angels and saints in heaven. Those left to mourn his passing include a son, Aaden Ortiz; his parents; Mike and Suky Ortiz; his siblings; Jonathan Ortiz, Deborah Ortiz, Rachael Ramirez and husband Jesus Ramirez; his nieces and nephews, Selena, Tiana, T.J. Alexis, Haelie, Alyssa, and Robert. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Elvira Ortiz and his maternal grandmother, Lupe Bustillos. Visitation for David will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 in St. Genevieve's Catholic Church, 100 S. Espina where the Prayer Vigil is scheduled for 11 a.m. The Funeral Mass will follow immediately thereafter with the Rite of Committal and Interment to follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery where he will be laid to rest. The honor of carrying David to his final resting place has been given to Michael, Matthew, Tim and Marcus Ortiz, Adam Moralez, Timothy Rodriguez, Gilbert, Chris and Richard Bustillos. David your time with us was brief but your luminous spirit will live in our hearts forever. Entrusted to Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces. 527-2222 Your exclusive providers of "Veterans and Family Memorial Care." For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com.
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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Feb. 17, 2013