Jose Ricardo Ortiz III, age 26

Lost to gun violence on February 13, 2017 in Gainesville, Florida.

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  • Nickname:
    2 Ricky
  • Number of children:
    4 3 Daughters
    1 Plus one pet dog, Lexie/ Grendel
  • Personality:
    2 Carefree
    2 Friendly
    1 Comical
    1 Explorer
    1 Inquisitive
    1 Technological Whiz
    2 Knowledgeable about Astronomy
    1 Free Spirited
    1 Knowledgeable about World History
    1 Spontaneous
    2 A Smile that Lighted Up other People's Spirit
    1 Knowledgable of Aircrafts and Spacecrafts of all Kinds
    1 Knowledgable of Famous Sunken Ships
  • Occupation:
    1 MRI Scan Model
  • Workplace:
    1 Adecco USA
  • Schools attended:
    1 Bucholtz High School
    1 Santa Fe Community College
  • Comments:
    2 Loved by all! I love you baby, this pic was with me in it -mindy
    3 My beloved godson-nephew Ricky. You will live in my heart forever.
    6 Oh honey! Today would have been your 27th birthday. Love you to eternity and beyond, Mom!
    2 My beloved Ricky, we know you would be here today if Heaven wasn't so far away.
    1 Happy Father's Day Daddy. Love always your daughters, Kenlee, Kylee
    1 and your little daughter Sofia.
    2 My dearest Ricky, there is not a day that goes by, that I don't think of you.

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