Passed away on January 5, 2013, born on August 11, 1950 to Joseph and Helen Ortega. A proud Veteran, serving during the Vietnam Conflict, receiving a Purple Heart
and The Army Commendation Medal. Survived by his father Joseph; his companion for many precious years Victoria France; sister Helen Popovich and Linda Asborne; aunts Mary, Toni and Marcy. Preceded in death by his mother Helen Ortega; brothers Joseph and Robert; brother-in-law Jim Popovich; aunt Frances and uncle Angelo. A Celebration of his Life will be held on March 2, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. at the Star, 1350 Farmers Lane, Santa Rosa, CA. All Family and Friends are invited.