Brandon, Florida

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To Papa Joe's family my deepest condolences. May God give you his peace during this time.

Tio Pepe hasta que Dios nos vuelva a reunir alla por Cayey descansa en paz.

Los quiere Tonicito

Por el eterno descanso de Tio Pepe

Uncle Joe,
We think it's only fitting to light a candle for you with a tremendous amount of love in our hearts. You were always the true source of the song "You Light Up My Life". Your beautiful smile was evidence of a wonderful life lived - with love for all whose life you touched. It just won't be the same without seeing that beaming smile, the wonderful hugs & holding hands! We all know that you are exactly where you want to be ~ please give Aunt Becky a hug for us, I'm...

Dear Kent and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Though I didn't know your father, I knew your Mom - she and my Mom (Gloria Clark) were friends. My Mom passed away 6-8-12. May GOD give you peace and comfort that only He can give. (((Hugs)))

Dear Papa Joe, I would like to thank you for sharing your last days on Earth with me! I was your Physical Therapist at Palm Gardens in Sun City! There was not a day that passed that you did not greet each of us with a smile, hug, AND kiss! The day you left us, which happened to be with me... I can guarantee to everyone, you were smiling, laughing, and sharing tears of joy! I know you was born in the country, raised in the country (of Puerto Rico)served our country, and had the cutest baby boy...

Tio Pepe I will miss you and our sweet little talks. Doug, Sonny and I will always have you in our hearts and remember you as our hero. I love you Eunice and Family.

I will miss you dearly, you were one of a kind. You always made me smile, as you did everytime I saw you. Give your lovely wife a hug a & kiss from me, and tell her to do the same to you. Love You Always, Annie Cartwright

Uncle Pepe I know you are running in the fields of heaven with your beloved Becky. Your in good hands now. We will all miss you so much. As you always said..BENDICION...
When you see my mom can you please tell her I love her and miss her

Uncle Pepe,
You will be greatly missed . Have fun running in the fields of heaven with your beloved Becky.
Please tell my mom I love her and miss her


Jose's Obituaries

ORTIZ, Captain Jose A. "Papa Joe," A resident of Apollo Beach, Florida for over 50 years, died Monday, January 21, 2013. He was born Sept. 24, 1920 in Patillas, Puerto Rico. He proudly served in the U.S. Army for over 21 years; a veteran of WWII and the Korean War. He retired from the...

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