Frank Benito Ortiz of Orlando passed with his family by his side at the age 52, on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Frank was born in Saginaw, Michigan on November 19, 1967 to his loving parents Frank and Antonia (Velasquez) Ortiz.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Marilyn Ortiz; his parents, Frank and Antonia Ortiz; daughters, Laticia Gutierrez, Anita Gutierrez, two sons, Frank Alex Taylor and Francisco R. Ortiz; his siblings and their spouses, Liz (Joe) Lockey, Trish (Matt) Glad; sister-in-law, Miriam Hernandez, brother-in-law, Moises Piedad, his nieces, Faith, Monica, Samantha, Jessica, Janessa, Nephews, Danny and Shane; great nieces, Alessandra & Cassandra, grandfather, Eddie Montalvo, his aunts and uncles and many close cousins and friends whom loved him dearly. He was preceded by his grandparents, Benito and Hortensia Velasquez and Linda Ortiz.
Frank was a kind man, in his own special way. He was very honest when it came to things and gave his opinion about everything and anything. Anyone that knew Frank, knew he had a love for many things but nothing he loved more than his love for Michigan sports. He loved the Detroit Lions and would defend the den no matter what the end of the fourth quarter looked like or no matter how they ended the season. He’d bet anyone that the Lions would win and would be ready to post something funny on social media like his Michael Jordan crying meme or the infamous Lion giving out the middle finger. But nothing compared to his love for the University of Michigan football team. He was an avid wolverine fan and was never afraid to show his love for the team. Frank was a true fan until the end, the man truly bled maze and blue.
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