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Dopkins Reedley Funeral Chapel
Thursday March 17th, 2022
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Recitation of the Holy Rosary

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Thursday March 17th, 2022
6:00pm - 6:30pm

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St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church (F street)
Friday March 18th, 2022

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Reedley Cemetery District
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Edward Robert Ortiz Jr

Edward Robert Ortiz, Jr. was born on August 2, 1947 to Edward C. Ortiz Sr. and Mary R. Ortiz in Reedley. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on February 21, 2022 at his residence in Visalia.


He is survived by wife Emma M. Ortiz of 54 years; his daughters Deanna M. Ortiz of Visalia and Deborah Ortiz Hoppert of Visalia; his sister Rachel Figueroa of Visalia; 7 grandchildren: Desiree, Erika, and Vincent Gomez, Paul Escandon, Marissa and Adam Navarro and Tanya Ortiz; 4 great grandchildren: Aliyah and Elijah Torres, Julius Escandon and Jayden Torrez. Edward was preceded in death by his parents and his only son Edward A. Ortiz III.


Edward attended St. La Salle for 8 years. He attended Reedley High School and graduated in 1965. He attended Reedley College for 1 year then enlisted in the United States Air Force on November 3, 1966. He served 4 years and was honorably discharged November 2, 1970.


Edward and his family lived in Clovis. He enjoyed traveling with his wife Emma and their children and grandchildren. He worked for PacBell, AT&T and the City of Fresno. He retired from the City of Fresno in 2010. He enjoyed his remaining 2 ½ years in Visalia with his wife and family.

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A candle was lit in memory of Edward Ortiz Jr

Della Alvarado and Family 🕊🙏🏼✝️❤️ Mar 14 2022 2:45 AM

Prayers to my Tia Emma and family, My tio was the best tio ever ,I'm never gonna forget our trip to Texas. And always being there for us , It's never goodbye, I know I will see you again Tio Love you💜💜💜

Rosemary Medina Lopez Mar 14 2022 12:38 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Edward Ortiz Jr

Rosemary Medina Lopez Mar 14 2022 12:33 AM

I will miss you always Dad. No more suffering no more pain.. You will always be my ROCK..

Debbie Ortiz Hoppert Mar 13 2022 10:41 PM

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Debbie Ortiz Hoppert Mar 13 2022 10:36 PM

Emma,I have many memories of Eddie and you when you came to visit me and my wife consuelo in El paso. I enjoyed the wonderful time we had at my house or restaurant. My condolences to you and your family, rest in peace...your cousin Martin Medina

Martin Medina Mar 9 2022 2:31 PM

Cousin Eddie, you will be missed by so many. You always had such a soft and gentle personality. You gave our family such a wonderful gift by researching and documenting our heritage. I still remember the day you and Emma were married. We made kleenex flowers for hours to decorate your car. Rest in peace. Your memory will always be with us.
Sylvia Redondo

Sylvia Redondo Mar 3 2022 11:46 PM

The best Great Grandparents.❤️ The kids miss their papa so much.

Erika Torres Mar 3 2022 2:07 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Edward Ortiz Jr

Armida Lascano Mar 2 2022 8:28 PM

We met Eddie and Emma sometime ago at a restaurant in El Paso, through the efforts of my brother in law Martin Medina. We had such a wonderful time, enjoying each others company. Eddie and Emma were such a wonderful couple. We agreed to see each other at their next trip to El Paso. Our condolences to Emma and the entire Ortiz family. God Bless. Ray and Marylou Medina Borrego.

Ramon A Borrego Mar 2 2022 2:32 PM

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