ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our dad, papa, grandfather, father-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, coach, partner, friend and husband. Alexander E. Ortiz, 77 years old, born on October 25, 1943, End of Watch on February 5, 2021. We will love and remember him forever.
Posted by Miguel Mejia on March 26, 2021
My prayers for the Ortiz family

As a tribute to your father, I will address him as Mr. Ortiz. My reason is because this is how he address my grandparents, “ hello Mr. and Mrs. Vasquez.” It was his trademark as a sign of respect.
The first time I could ever remember seeing your dad was when we went Sears, The main store off of Soto.
And another significant moment, Was in 1977 my freshman year at Damien high school. Most of us know that he has a special place in his heart for Cantrell. When Mr. Ortiz found out I was just telling the school he was quick to tell me about a friend from his Cantwell days that is the head football coach at my high school. And when I told him that I had two classes that freshman year, he said to me that he was going to write a letter and asked to drop it off. Which I did, and from then on he would tell me that he either went to the football games we got together what is old friend. I was glad to have been your father Instagram back in 77. LOL
His passion for his family his sport and his school was was never in doubt. At times I often tested the waters. When he says Dodgers I said Cubs. When he said USC I said Alabama. I would either get a quick wit response or that look to let me know that he thinks I’m crazy. Or sometimes both
The fondest memory I’ll keep with me is our road trip to Tucson in 2016.
Your dad loves you and supports you and encourages you to be The best person that you can be. Your dad is proud of his family.
May Mr. Ortiz Rest In Peace
Posted by Robert RD Gonzalez on March 25, 2021
"Alex Ortiz Sr." Father, Grandpa, Brother was a man of faith who loved his God. An honest hardworking man who loved his family always very proud and shined with pride when he spoke of you.

Alex a devoted "friend" always willing to extend a personal note of concern and encouragement. He made you feel "special". Greeted you with a big smile, with an extended hand and would ask "How are you doing brother?"

Between his beloved "USC" football team, the "L.A. Dodgers" and the "Los Angeles Police Department", I'm hard-pressed to say which organization comes in first.

You made an impression and will be missed. A lot of laughter and gallons of cold beer was shared. So "Alex" having gone EOW a lot of your old partners look forward to seeing you at our next roll call gathering "Brother"......"KMA367"

Posted by Ramona Mendoza on March 23, 2021
I always enjoyed seeing Butch! It seemed inevitable that we would run into each other at an SC game whether he was there as a fan or he was on the job! I remember how happy it would make both my mom and dad when he would stop by for a visit. My deepest condolences go out to my cousins. His Mini-Me’s! He will be missed!
Posted by Alexander Ortiz Jr. on March 19, 2021
My best friend, my mentor, my dad. Dad I will miss everything about you, I will miss not being able to call you everyday, asking for advise and guidance, or just talking about the girls, Arlene, work, the Dodgers, USC and all the madness in the world. I will especially miss your one liners, your famous stories and you and me hitting the road for a Dodger game or a road trip to Tucson. But most of all I will miss not being able to hug you, kiss you on your cheek and telling you I love you...... Dad I am proud of being your carbon copy, proud of being your namesake, proud of being your son. I love you...‍♂️

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Posted by Miguel Mejia on March 26, 2021
My prayers for the Ortiz family

As a tribute to your father, I will address him as Mr. Ortiz. My reason is because this is how he address my grandparents, “ hello Mr. and Mrs. Vasquez.” It was his trademark as a sign of respect.
The first time I could ever remember seeing your dad was when we went Sears, The main store off of Soto.
And another significant moment, Was in 1977 my freshman year at Damien high school. Most of us know that he has a special place in his heart for Cantrell. When Mr. Ortiz found out I was just telling the school he was quick to tell me about a friend from his Cantwell days that is the head football coach at my high school. And when I told him that I had two classes that freshman year, he said to me that he was going to write a letter and asked to drop it off. Which I did, and from then on he would tell me that he either went to the football games we got together what is old friend. I was glad to have been your father Instagram back in 77. LOL
His passion for his family his sport and his school was was never in doubt. At times I often tested the waters. When he says Dodgers I said Cubs. When he said USC I said Alabama. I would either get a quick wit response or that look to let me know that he thinks I’m crazy. Or sometimes both
The fondest memory I’ll keep with me is our road trip to Tucson in 2016.
Your dad loves you and supports you and encourages you to be The best person that you can be. Your dad is proud of his family.
May Mr. Ortiz Rest In Peace
Posted by Robert RD Gonzalez on March 25, 2021
"Alex Ortiz Sr." Father, Grandpa, Brother was a man of faith who loved his God. An honest hardworking man who loved his family always very proud and shined with pride when he spoke of you.

Alex a devoted "friend" always willing to extend a personal note of concern and encouragement. He made you feel "special". Greeted you with a big smile, with an extended hand and would ask "How are you doing brother?"

Between his beloved "USC" football team, the "L.A. Dodgers" and the "Los Angeles Police Department", I'm hard-pressed to say which organization comes in first.

You made an impression and will be missed. A lot of laughter and gallons of cold beer was shared. So "Alex" having gone EOW a lot of your old partners look forward to seeing you at our next roll call gathering "Brother"......"KMA367"

Posted by Ramona Mendoza on March 23, 2021
I always enjoyed seeing Butch! It seemed inevitable that we would run into each other at an SC game whether he was there as a fan or he was on the job! I remember how happy it would make both my mom and dad when he would stop by for a visit. My deepest condolences go out to my cousins. His Mini-Me’s! He will be missed!
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The beginning.....

My dad was born on Monday, October 25, 1943, in Los Angeles, CA. He was the middle child and only boy. My dad was named after his dad (my grandfather). My dads older sister Jenny was 3 years old when my dad was born. The Ortiz family lived in a working class neighborhood. My dad attended St. Alphonsus grammar school in E.L.A. My dad loved playing cowboys and Indians as well as cops and robbers with his neighborhood friends as well as his cousins whom he was very close too. Little did anyone know including my dad  that someday he would play real cops and robbers.  
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Shared by Timothy Gomez on March 22, 2021
Mr. Ortiz was part of my family almost as long as I can remember. When Alex and my sister met when I was 5 years old and they later got married, Mr. Ortiz became an essential part of our family. I always felt so welcomed anytime I saw him. He was always quick to go for a handshake and ask what was going on in my life. He'd ask how work was and how school was. It was clear that he was invested just as much in our family as he was his very own. And it was even more clear how much he loved his kids and my brother Alex. I'm so glad I was able to share some of this life with him.