Rogelio (Roger) P. Ortiz
March 15th 1943- July 20th 2017
Rogelio (Roger) P. Ortiz, 74, of Albuquerque, passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday the 20th of July 2017. Rogelio was born March 15th 1943 in Cavite City, Philippines. He was preceded in death by his son, Georgie P. Ortiz 1991, his father George Ortiz 1943, and his mother Juana Pobre Ortiz 1976. Rogelio is survived by his wife of 44 years Cristina P. Ortiz, daughters Coleen Ortiz Silva (Eric), Charito Ortiz McFadden (Richard). Grandchildren Jonathan, Angel, Frankleen, Mary Grace, Jasmine, and Lea. Great Granddaughter, Leilani, all of Albuquerque. Rogelio is also survived by sisters Hemelidad De Ocampo (San Diego), Rosa Wico, and Elena Gonzales (Philippines). Special friends: Gabriel’s, Rasa, Sotelo, Cabe, Narte, Mayo, Lee, Rapacon Families (Salinas and Sacramento) and Rey (Philippines).
Rogelio came to the United States in 1983, where he worked in the produce fields in Salinas, CA. He made many friends whom he called his family. He later moved to Albuquerque in 1999, where he worked and retired from Wal-Mart.
He loved fishing, gardening, playing cards, occasional trips to the casino, and is just a jack of all trades. He is loved by many, because of his smile, wonderful attitude, hard work ethics, generosity, and his love for all. He worked hard all of his life to support his family, including his family who are still in the Philippines.
Rogelio, Roger, Totoy, Manong Roger, Tiyong Totoy, Kuya Roger and Papa is what his friends and loved ones called him.
Papa, thank you for everything you've taught us, provided us with, your hard work, and for the things you've sacrificed for us all. Thank you for being so brave coming to this country to give us a better life. Your hard work and sacrifice will never be forgotten. We will always appreciate and love you forever. We will miss you but will never forget you. You are in our hearts. For now we will just say until we meet again. We love you.
Reception to follow Mass on Friday 28, 2017 @ St Thomas Aquinas Parish Hall
1502 Sara Rd Rio Rancho New Mexico 87124