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Manuel "Hawk" Ortiz (age72) Retired U.S. Air Force

Beloved husband of Linda (nee: Winckler)
Loving father of Michael (Sylvia) Ortiz, Christine (Deland Roy) VanDeraa-Roy, Marissa Ortiz (Jibreel Hunter), and Jonathan (Regina Mendez) Ortiz.
Cherished grandfather of Anthony, Michelle, Meera Cari, Katlyn, Jakolie, Jadah, Dario, Katya, Armani, Eli, and one on the way. Dear brother of Lenore Maravilla.Treasured uncle, and cousin of many. Athlete, Basketball Coach, Military Man, Historian, Music lover and a special friend to all who had the pleasure of knowing him.Proud graduate of East Chicago Washington Class of 1961.
Visitation: Saturday July 26, 2014 , 3pm until time of chapel funeral service at 7pm. Interment Private. Info: 708-862-5454 or