Joseph E. Ortolani

14 April, 192710 May, 2021

Joseph E. Ortolani, of Williamsville, NY entered into rest on May 10, 2021 at age 94. Beloved husband of 70 years to Harriett (nee Erhart) Ortolani; devoted father of Lucille O. (Gerald) Crotty of New Vernon, NJ and David E. (Donna) Ortolani of Williamsville, NY; cherished grandfather of Alexandra (John) Ross, Sarah (Mike) Dunleavy, Joseph (Lisa) Crotty, Martha (David) Waslen, Ned Crotty, Virginia (Matthew) Danowski, John (Megan) Ortolani MD, Elizabeth Ortolani, Max Ortolani and Joseph Ortolani; adored great-grandfather of 16 and one on the way; loving son of the late Joseph and Sylvia Ortolani; dear brother of the late Minot (late Anne) Ortolani; also survived by loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at Christ the King Church, 30 Lamarck Dr. (corner of Main St.), Snyder, on Friday (May 14, 2021) at 10:30am. Interment Williamsville Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. Mr. Ortolani was a veteran of the US Navy and served during WWII. The Ortolani family wishes to thank the staff of Beechwood Continuing Care for the compassionate care that they provided. Arrangements by DENGLER, ROBERTS, PERNA FUNERAL HOME.



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Beverly Bracco

13 May 2021

Dave I wanted to say how deeply sorry I am for your loss of your dad. Sending prayers to your entire family.

Beverly and David Bracco

Virginia Danowski

12 May 2021

We are going to miss you so much, Poppy. Your love and presence in each of our lives will never be forgotten. Thank you for teaching us the true meaning of love. You will live on within us all. We love you so much.

Max Ortolani

11 May 2021

You’ll never know the impact someone has on you, until they’re gone and you will only remember the greatest moments of that person. My grandfather, “Poppy” was our number one fan at baseball games, with his wooden-slatted lawn chair always set up down the third base line, no matter where we were. After the game, a quick post-game analysis and a Werther's original for the road. That was Poppy, and the lifelong impact he’ll have on my life. Supportive, caring, loving, and impactful.
Always wanting the best for his kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. I love you Poppy, you’re forever in our hearts

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