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Renee Marie Ortiz, 41 of Elyria passed away on Saturday March 26, 2022 after a courageous fight battling cancer. Renee is the beloved daughter of Juan and Karen (nee Davis) Ortiz, mother of Serenity Ortiz, sister of Eric (Ashley) Ortiz, aunt to Cole and Julia Ortiz, and niece/cousin to many.


Renee was so proud of her daughter Serenity that will graduate this year from Elyria High School and plans to attend college in the fall.


Renee was a 1999 graduate of Southview High School in Lorain and established her career at Ameri-Gas where she gained many new friends during her time there as a Data Processing Specialist.


Renee’s strength and courage along with a side of humor allowed us to create many memories with her during her battle. Renee’s Titi Rosie, cousins Danielle Castillo and Matt Ortiz, and best friends Sara Norris and Sermaly Montijo helped make Renee’s last few years enjoyable and were instrumental in her care.


Renee enjoyed being outdoors and spending time at the beach with family and friends. Spending many days and nights in her backyard oasis with her dogs. She enjoyed collecting gnomes and putting them out to display for everyone to enjoy.


Renee loved being a Titi to her nephew Cole and niece Julia and spent countless hours FaceTiming, doing makeup, and playing outside.


Friends and family will be received on Saturday, April 2nd at Sacred Heart Chapel, 4301 Pearl Avenue in Lorain, to honor Renee. Memorial at 8:30 a.m., with Mass beginning at 9:30 a.m. Burial following Mass at Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.


A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date to honor Renee. Details to follow.


Andras Crematory & Funeral Home, Lorain, entrusted with arrangements

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