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Schuylkill County Obituaries

Miguel Ortiz, 63 – Involved in Pottsville Community

Miguel Ulises Ortiz, 63, of Schuylkill Haven died Tuesday at Lehigh Valley Medical Center- East.

Born August 29, 1957 in Pottsville, he was the son of the late Dagoberto and Bessie (Murphy) Ortiz.

Miguel was retired from the Pottsville Area School District where had been employed as a custodial supervisor. He was also employed by the Pottsville Area Lions ambulance as an EMT and the City of Pottsville as a dispatcher. He volunteered his time and talent with many organizations some of which included the Girl Scouts, the Explore Scout group, the Pottsville Fire Police, American Hose Co., and the Rainbow Hose Co. He was also a member of the Carpenter’s Union.

He was an avid sports fan but he loved his Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies.

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In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

Miguel is survived by his wife Michelle Casey Ortiz, Schuylkill Haven; son Jeremy husband of Lauren; daughter Ashley and Brittany; three grandchildren; four brothers; two sisters; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home 515 West Market Street Pottsville PA 17901. A celebration of Miguel’s life will be held at a later date. Please visit schlitzerallenpugh.com to share a memory with the Ortiz family.

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