September 13, 1944 – February 15, 2021
Blanca Ortiz-Cruickshank, age 76, of Lakewood, New Jersey passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021. Blanca was born and raised in Guatemala immigrating to New Orleans, LA for a few years then to Asbury Park, NJ and finally settled in Lakewood, NJ for the past 20 years. She worked as a seamstress for Roxanne Textiles in Neptune and for the Lakewood Board of Education as a Bus Aide. Blanca was a devoted Jehovah's Witness. She loved to sew, cook, draw and read but her true passion was spending time with her loving family.
Blanca is predeceased by her daughter, Zorahida, husband Fredrick, sister, Edna Catalan and parents Blanca and Ricardo.
She is survived by her children, Lessdy Montgomery, Ivan Catalan, Marilyn Ortiz, Joseph Ortiz and Tabatha Vincent, 15 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and siblings, Carlos Catalan, Lewis Cordero, Ricardo Catalan and Laticia Catalan.
Cremation will be held privately.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
February 22, 2021
I have fond memories of my aunt Blanca. I’ll especially remember she was kind, soft spoken, and had a great sense of humor. Prayers to the family ❤️
February 20, 2021
February 18, 2021
Blanca and my mom were friends and I have fond memories of playing with everyone especially in the house in Neptune on route 33, fun times.