Emanuel J. “Manny” Ortiz, age 76, of Selbyville and Ocean City and formerly of Bowie, MD died Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. He was born in New Kensington, PA and was the son of the late Julius and Salvatrice (Mighorici) Ortiz.
He was a supervisor in the procurement section, Department of the Navy. A Marine Corps veteran, he was a member of the First State Detachment of the Marine Corps League in Ocean View. He was also a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Ocean Pines and the Old Timers Softball League.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Franca Ortiz; two daughters, Joann DeVito and her husband Tony of Davidsonville, MD and Linda Morrison and her husband Rob of Stevensville, MD; two sisters, Michelina Ferrante of Stone Mountain, GA and Joann Bernstein of Ft. Myers, FL; three grandchildren, Joseph and Erica DeVito and Derrick Morrison.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, July 17 at 12 noon at St. Luke Catholic Church in Ocean City with Father Richard Smith officiating. Friends may call at St. Luke’s on Monday, July 16 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and also on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Burial will be in Delaware Veterans Cemetery in Millsboro.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations may be made to First State Detachment, Marine Corps League, P.O. Box 434, Ocean View, DE 19970.
Arrangements are by Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville where condolences may be sent by visiting www.hastingsfuneralhome.net.