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Francis J. Ortell, Sr.

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“I worked with "Shorty" twice. Once at Elmira Premium Sales and was happy when he joined Artistic Greetings back on the early 80's. He was always "up"...Read More »
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“My thoughts & prayers to The Ortell Family, Shorty was my Boss at Artistic for a long time. He was the best boss ever...Made me laugh, taught me alot...Read More »
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“I couldn't have asked for a better Father-in-law He raised a wonderful son and instilled the ideals and values that have made him a great father as...Read More »
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Francis was born on November 19, 1928 and passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.

Francis was a resident of Elmira, New York at the time of his passing.

He served in a veteran of the U.S. Army and was one of the organizers of the 8th Ward Reunion.

Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home 858 Lake Street at Washington Ave. Elmira on Friday September 16th from 4 to 7 pm. Prayers will be offered there on Saturday September 17th at 9:30 am followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in Ss. Peter Paul Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter Paul's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Shorty through donations to CareFirst 3805 Meads Creek Rd. Painted Post NY 14870.

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