Jeronimo “Jerry” Ortega of Uvalde passed away in San Antonio on August 22, 2018 at the age of 76. He was born on September 30, 1941 in D’Hanis, Texas to Reyes and Maria (Lopez) Ortega.
He married Alice Vega in Uvalde on June 8, 1968.
He is survived by his wife of Uvalde; brother, Frank Ortega and wife, Delia of Uvalde; special niece, Sandra Parra; special great niece, Gabriela Parra and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and niece Brenda Ortega.
A rosary will be held on Friday at 7:00 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.
I am sorry for your loss. Jerry was always kind, helpful, and a good friend.
Johnny GonzalesWimberley, TX
Jerry was one of the friendliest person in Uvalde, bar none. An honor to have competed against him (Softball), a darn good pitcher. Condolences and prayers to Alice and all his family. May God Bless all of You.......
Ramon Velasquez Jr.San Antonio, TX
My condolences to family and friends. He has always had a place in my heart. He was a good soul, very kind and respectful.
Carolyn Martinez TovarSan Antonio, TX
Alice, so sorry about your loss.
Anne BlissLa Pryor, TX
My condolences to the family. Jerry may you Rest In Peace. It was such an honor to have been your friend. You were always sooo grateful in life and inspirational! Our hearts ache, but we know you are resting now. Look over all and prayers for strength during these difficult times. 🙏✨🌹
Imelda “Meli “ TorresUvalde, TX
Jerry is my husband’s cousin and always treated me like family...he was an exceptional and caring man. Alicia our prayers are with you.
My sincere Condolences Alicia, may he Rest in Eternal Peace in the arms of our LORD, may he grant you comfort in this difficult times.. Blessings
Concha Rodz LimonesUvalde, TX
Jerry was a wonderful caring and kind person I knew him all my life he was not just a good friend he was my godfather and he always gave me the best advice may u rest in peace to my madrina know I love u and care for u I'm here
Dora GonzalezUvalde, TX
I am so sorry to hear about Jerry. He was such a sweet and kind man. He will be missed. Prayers to all the family.
Shirley Welchuvalde, TX