Peter "Lou" Ortiz
in North County Times on October 6, 2010
SAN MARCOS -- Louis "Lou" Ortiz died peacefully on Sunday, October 3,
2010. He was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 1930, he relocated to San Diego
with his parents and six siblings. He graduated from San Diego High School in
1941 where he met his wife, Lois Johnston, of 62 years. Lou was a veteran of WWII
having served in the U.S. Army.
Lou was a star athlete in high school
and went on to a career in professional baseball. In 2007, he was inducted into
the Rochester Red Wings Hall of Fame, and was named Athlete of the Century by
the San Diego High School Alumni Association. Lou was a member of St. Elizabeth
Seton Parish and was active in the Knights of Columbus.
Lou is preceded
in death by his wife, Lois; four brothers, Ray, Vince, Sam and Tom; and his grandson,
He is survived by daughter, Lorraine; sons, Larry and Lonnie; granddaughter,
Julianna; grandsons, Jason and Joshua; and great- grandson, Sydney; great-granddaughter,
A Mass and Celebration of Life will be held Friday, October 8, at
10 a.m., at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in La Costa followed by inurnment at San
The family suggests memorial donations to Hospice By
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