Jorge "Ozzie" Acosta

September 7, 1966February 15, 2021

Jorge “Ozzie” Acosta

September 7, 1966 – February 15, 2021

Miami Lakes, FL

Jorge passed away peacefully after years of battling renal and liver disease.

Jorge was born in Venezuela to Martha Prieto and Jorge Acosta and moved to the United States at the age of 2. He moved around throughout his youth and in 1989 he met Maritza and they became inseparable.

He was best known for his comical personality and his love for music, especially the Grateful Dead. But most of all he was known for his love and passion for cooking and creating some of the most decadent dishes around. He loved to see people’s expressions as they enjoyed a meal he made. He was definitely a foodie and enjoyed every minute of it.

Jorge was preceded in death by his mother Martha Prieto. He is survived by his wife Maritza Chavez, father Jorge Acosta, siblings Leslie Hinson, Crystal Battelene, Debbie Bock and Rick Linares.

Ozzie’s Final Farewell will be held at Kraeer Funeral Home on Sunday, February 21, 2021 from 6:00pm – 10:00pm. A service will be held at 6:30pm.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 21, 2021


Jorge "Ozzie" Acosta

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Gary Oliver

February 21, 2021

Ozzie was such a fantastic guy. He always had his wits about him to make one laugh. You will truly be missed by many my friend. Thanks for cutting up with your antics to keep us all smiling. See you on the other side BUDdy! ;-)

Robert Munoz

February 20, 2021

Ozzie and I were like Brothers. I met him my first day of Public school in the 9th grade at Wilson Jr, High in Glendale Ca. We became fast friends and shared many crazy adventures. He knew my whole family and Even went on Family vacations with us. He was loved by my whole family and by anyone who had the pleasure to know him. I will see him again one day and it will be like we were never apart. Give my Mom a hug for me Brother.
My deepest Condolences to Maritza, Rick, Debbie, Ivan and the rest of the family. Rest Easy My Brother

Phyllis Huckaby

February 20, 2021

Ozzie was someone I always considered a friend. Even though we lost touch for many years, when we left Glendale, we were able to reconnect on Facebook and picked up right where we left off. He was consistently an amazing human being and had friends of many different types. He could fit in/get along with anyone and fit in with any crowd. He was genuinely loved by so many and will be missed by everyone who knew him. Until we meet again, Rest In Peace my friend.

Stacie Vournas

February 19, 2021

I am deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Ozzie, a fellow Glendalian. He always stood strong in his beliefs yet never judged others for theirs. He certainly was good at the playful teasing though. 😁Anyway, I would like to extend my warmest condolences to his family and all those who knew him and loved him. Rest In Peace with the Lord ✝️, Ozzie, you deserve it!