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Antonio Ortiz

May 2, 1938 ~ February 22, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Antonio Ortiz Obituary

 

Antonio "Tony" Gallegos Ortiz

Sunrise May 2, 1938, Sunset February 22, 2024

Antonio was known for his mastery of Mexican Pastries and his cooking skills and if you ever had the pleasure to experience any of his pastries, you were sure to not soon forget them. He was also a lover of poetry and loved to recite poems by memory of some of his favorite poets from his native land, Mexico. Antonio lived 85 life-filled summers and had been a resident of San Angelo, Texas since 1973.  He was called home to his Heavenly Father after many years of dialysis, the race is finished.  His family is eternally grateful that the good Lord was merciful as he was blessed with a peaceful transition and loved ones were able to be present at his passing.  Our prayer to the Lord was that he allow him to come to Him in passing and be made whole

Antonio Gallegos Ortiz was born May 2, 1938, in San Martin de Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico to parents Juan Ortiz and Maria del Carmen Gallegos Ortiz whom he cherished and remembered fondly as only a dedicated son can love his parents.

Our father, Antonio, lived a humble life and often shared many memories of his adventures as a child and young man in his native land, Mexico, which he carried in his heart and never forgot.

Antonio was a great adventurer until meeting the love of his life, Lydia Ramos in 1967 in the Villadama neighborhood of Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico. They married 5 months later, on July 24, 1968.  Antonio and Lydia soon started their family, their children meant the world to them. Juan Ortiz and wife Brenda Cortez Ortiz, María del Carmen Ortiz, Diana Ortiz Tovar (deceased), Guadalupe Ortiz, partner Reymundo Leyva Grado Jr. and Ana María Ortiz.  Antonio is also survived by his sister, Maria del Refugio Espinoza.  He was also preceded in death by great-granddaughter, Aubrey Miranda.

Our family is filled with lots of love and will cherish wonderful memories, adventures, trials, and tribulations we were blessed to experience alongside our father Antonio. The stories are countless, not only with the immediate family but also with our extended family and our childhood friends, who are like family. Antonio was a man of few words but had a profoundly deep wisdom and freely shared that with his children and those who were a part of his life. He provided for his family faithfully and though he could be short on patience and had a short fuse at times he was great at making us laugh and laugh hard at that.

Antonio was super proud of becoming a grandfather. He loved all his grandchildren despite the language barrier, love does not allow that. As with his children, many memories were made that they can share for years to come. He was a father figure to most of his grandchildren and loved doing so and they were blessed with his wisdom and guidance, Jesús Tovar, fiance Ashley Monique Herrera, María de Jesús Tovar, Alyssa Elvena Hogue partner Alex Blackwell, Genesis Tovar, Ariana Elvena, fiancée Christopher Ynostrosa, Alexandrea Dayao, Juan Ángel Ortiz, Ayissa Ortiz. Mireya McNees and Sophia McNees. 

Great grandchildren, Anthony Montoya, Carlos Jaime Tovar, Enrique Tovar, Noel Tovar, José Jaime Guerra III, Jesus Antonio Tovar, Donta Furlow-Jones, Antonio Jesús Tovar, Joaquinn Miranda, Pedro Miranda, Ember Diana Ynostrosa, Aayla Evelyn Grace Blackwell, Adelita Blackwell and a baby on the way, Nataliya Ortiz. Bonus great grandchildren Tristan Hogue, Taylor Hogue, Hernan Espinola, Osvaldo Espinola and Christopher Jeremiah Ynostrosa.

Antonio had an immense respect for nature and animals; the many stray cats he fed are testament to that. We had many pets of various kinds growing up. That is where we learned the deep respect for life. Our father was a lover of life of all kinds. Words used by his family to describe him are as follows: “fuerte” (strong), brave, provider, constant, compassionate, independent, humble, chill, and wise to name a few.

Antonio had many people in his life that were proud to call him not just “Tio” but “El Tio.”  His nieces and nephews he left behind in Mexico to whom he was a father figure before starting his own family, Lalo, Consuelo, Jaime, Roberto, Tito, Ricardo, Dani, Martin, Marcela, María del Carmen, Alberto, Guadalupe, María, María del Carmen García Espinoza, Gerardo, y Blanca to name a few.  I would be negligent to my father’s memory if I did not acknowledge them.

Antonio was a baker by trade and worked for several grocery store bakeries; Albertson's, H-E-B, and Azteca, all were blessed to have had him as an employee. He owned and operated several bakery shops of his own. Antonio made many friends during his time as a baker, and we have met many people who worked with him throughout the years that knew him as " Tony " and all shared what a character he was and how they loved working with him and sharing stories and laughs that made working well worth the while.

Antonio will hold a permanent light that shines eternally in the hearts of his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and extended family and all who knew him.

Antonio was preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Maria del Carmen Ortiz, his brother Pedro, his sisters Maria de Jesus (Yolanda) and Martha Ortiz. His most beloved daughter, Diana Ortiz Tovar. They are sure to be celebrating in God's Kingdom as we speak and will faithfully watch over us until we meet again.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Gutierrez Funeral Chapels, 1002 North Oakes, San Angelo, Texas 76903 as well as on Sunday, February 25, 2024, from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with the Recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. led by Deacon Abel Fernandez.  A Funeral Liturgy will be held on Monday, February 26, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 301 West 17th Street, San Angelo, Texas, with interment to follow at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens, 4989 FM Hwy. 1223, San Angelo, Texas.

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Saturday
February 24, 2024

3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Gutierrez Funeral Chapels/North
1002 N Oakes St
San Angelo, TX 76903

Viewing
Sunday
February 25, 2024

3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Gutierrez Funeral Chapels/North
1002 N Oakes St
San Angelo, TX 76903

Rosary
Sunday
February 25, 2024

7:00 PM
Gutierrez Funeral Chapels/North
1002 N Oakes St
San Angelo, TX 76903

Funeral Liturgy
Monday
February 26, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Joseph s Catholic Church (San Angelo, Texas)

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