Barry Ortiz

Barry J. Ortiz

Friday, February 6th, 1948 - Friday, June 28th, 2019
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Barry J. Ortiz, 71, a resident of Hopewell Junction for over 60 years and previously of Hawthorne, died on June 28, 2019 at home in his night-night bed surrounded by his loved ones.
Born on February 6, 1948 in White Plains, Barry was the son of Philip J. Ortiz. He was enlisted and served in the US Army stationed in Germany in 1967. He was the owner/operator of Philip J. Ortiz Mfg. Corp. in Hopewell Junction.
THE Infamous and handsome Barry Ortiz was loved and admired by all! “Sonny” was an artist - a craftsman of steel - a MacGyver - a chef famous for his paella. He loved his fast cars, his fast boats, his motorcycles, barhopping, fine dining and beautiful women. He was inquisitive about different cultures, languages and skied all over the world. He enjoyed watching the discovery and history channels and was an avid reader. However, he was known best for his great wit and sense of humor. He always said, “I’m Barry Ortiz. I am who I am and I’ve lived my life with no regrets.” And he had a blast doing it!
Barry is survived by his fiancée, Kimmie Willsey; his children, Philp Ortiz and his wife Michele of Poughkeepsie, and Renee Fiorillo and her husband Michael of Hopewell Junction; his grandchildren, Dylan, Landon and Anna Sophia; his sister, Judy Ortiz; and countless friends.
Calling hours will be held on Monday from 3-7pm with a funeral service at 7pm at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, July 1st, 2019 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, July 1st, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    McHoul Funeral Home, Inc.
    895 Route 82
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, July 1st, 2019 | 7:00pm
    Monday, July 1st, 2019 7:00pm
    McHoul Funeral Home, Inc.
    895 Route 82
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Private Condolence

Suzanne Manji

Posted at 03:49pm
Dear Kimmie (and the family of Barry).
I am so sorry to hear this news. I loved Barry. He was so much fun to be around.
God bless you Kimmie for your devotion to Barry. The last conversation I had on the phone with him was all about you. He said you took care of every single thing he needed. He told me you were an angel and the "absolute best". I know your heart is breaking and I am sorry for all that you have been through.
Love you since we were together in kindergarten!
Su Dolan

Kim Posted at 09:05pm

Thank you so much Su I love you too!

Bill Ciccarelli

Posted at 02:58pm
It was good to see Barry last year after not seeing him for nearly twenty years.I was friends with Barry for nearly a half a century.
Barry never said no when it came to helping out a friend.He saved my rust bucket Dodge ram pick up from being junked.We had some time to reminisce about the good old days of too fast road bikes and muscle cars.You will be missed by all.
Bill Ciccarelli

Kim Posted at 09:05pm

Thank you for your kind words

Doreen Rogers

Posted at 06:30pm
Rest In Peace Barry🙏🏻 I will miss seeing You and Kim at our Favorite Haunts😢 Doreen and Tom Rogers

Kim Willsey Posted at 11:25am

Thank you both

Pedro Ortiz

Posted at 01:59pm
La familia de Pedro Ortiz y Maite García, desde BILBAO (España) enviamos nuestras más sentidas condolencias a toda la familia de Barry y queremos transmitir nuestra profunda tristeza por tan sentida pérdida. Allá por el año 1980 estuvimos en EEUU y nos alojamos en la casa de Barry. Ël hizo de nuestra estancia allí un verdadero placer, juntando a toda la familia alrededor de la mesa, comiendo y contando viejas historias de ambas familias, la americana y la española. Barry, siempre estarás en nuestro corazón.

Bill Lazzarotti

Posted at 01:40pm
I always considered Barry to be a “force of nature.” May he find eternal contentment.

Kim Posted at 09:06pm

Thank you for your kind words

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