In loving memory of my dad
Felipe Benicio Ortiz, Sr.
August 23, 1930 – January 3, 2007
After a 2 year fight with Lymphoma, God has called my Papi home. Words cannot express the sorrow that I feel at his departure from this world, despite knowing that he is in a much better place. We all were at his side, as he would have had it no other way, and with this final prayer read to him by my sister Melanie, he took his final sigh….
“And shepherds we shall be, for thee my Lord, for thee, Power hath descended forth from thy hand, that our feet may swiftly carry out thy command, we shall flow
a river forth to thee, and teeming with souls shall it ever be. In nomine patris, et filii, et spiritus sanctus. Amen.”
My sister, Brenda, wrote this poem to Papi: