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Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home

318 Burnside Ave, East Hartford, CT

OBITUARY

Kevin "KO" Ortiz

October 23, 1978September 2, 2019
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Kevin Ortiz of Hartford, passed away September 2 at his residence. Kevin loved hiking and enjoying the outdoors with this five children, Kevin Xavier, Elijah, Keira, Carlos, and Jeremiah; as well as spending time with his extended family. His experience as a kickboxing trainer led him to participate in numerous tournaments, he also trained his children in kickboxing. Kevin was known as a hard worker and successful salesman for Soldiers Solutions, LLC based in Wallingford, CT which works to provide opportunities for veterans and veteran owned businesses in the community. Kevin also enjoyed gourmet food and cooking. Kevin is survived by his son, Kevin Xavier, currently serving in the Marines on base in North Carolina; son Elijah, of East Hartford; daughter, Keira, of Hartford; step-sons Carlos and Jeremiah Sanchez; and their mothers, Amy Bragdon and Pamela Mautino; father David and step-mother Damaris, of Manchester; mother, Miriam Febles, of Vernon; brother Marcos, of Brazil; step-brothers Carlos and Jose Marcano, of Chicago; and step-sister Priscila Marcano, of Manchester. Newkirk and Whitney Funeral Home is entrusted with Kevin’s arrangements. Calling hours will be held at Newkirk and Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave., East Hartford, CT, Saturday, September 7 from 6:00-10:00pm.

  • FAMILY

  • David Ortiz, Father
  • Miriam Febles, Mother
  • Damaris Ortiz, Step-mother
  • Kevin Xavier Ortiz, Son
  • Elijah Ortiz, Son
  • Keira Ortiz, Daughter
  • Carlos Sanchez, Step-son
  • Jeremiah Sanchez, Step=son
  • Marcos Ortiz, Brother
  • Carlos Marcano, Step-brother
  • Jose Marcano, Step-brother
  • Priscila Marcano, Step-sister

Services

  • Calling Hours Saturday, September 7, 2019

Memories

Kevin "KO" Ortiz

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Joanne Pinto

September 11, 2019

We will Miss you KO.

Joanne Pinto

September 11, 2019

Carmina Ortiz

September 8, 2019

I have known Kevin for almost 20 years. Though he wasn't a part of our daily life when we did link up it was always a pleasant experience. He was funny, super smart, could adapt to the atmosphere in the room but most of all he was strong. He was a straight shooter. My favorite attribute. You never had to wonder where he was coming from. One of the most genuine person I have met. I will miss you "Prince Kaka" You have earned an eternal championship belt. Love you.

Catherine DellOro

September 7, 2019

It was my pleasure and honor to meet Kevin while working at Soldier Solutions. His dedication to his family was clearly paramount to him. A beautiful soul, gone far too soon.

Jose Garcia

September 7, 2019

Te'o is the reason why I am still alive today he is the reason why I State the life of poverty is the reason why I became a man

Jose Garcia

September 7, 2019

From his teachings I've learned in from learning I started to teach all things to KO

Jose Garcia

September 7, 2019

KO was responsible for me to surviving a life of poverty it was because of him that I was able to escape the streets become a better person in life become a man and a good father all I have is these great memories of my best friend my brother my mentor just a true family member in my life

Jimmy Groff

September 5, 2019

Growing up I was often bullied by other children and made to feel like I did not belong. I remember meeting Kevin in 7th grade. From my very first interaction with him, he was very kind, authentic, accepting, and real. I will never forget the kindness he displayed toward me at a time when so many kids can be so mean. I never had a chance to thank him. I now thank his loved ones, including his parents, for raising him to be so kind to others.
- Jimmy Groff

Carlos Sanchez

September 4, 2019

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