Christian F. Vortisch Jr.

August 1, 1928April 7, 2021

Christian F. Vortisch, Jr., SSgt., USAF (Retired), a native of New Orleans, LA passed away in Fayetteville, NC on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. He was born 01 August 1928 and was a long time resident of Tachikawa and Yokohama, Japan. Son of the late Christian F. Vortisch, Sr. and Elizabeth Thelma Dorhauer Vortisch; Brother of the late Roy H. Vortisch, Sr. of New Orleans, LA. Father of Jeffrey R. Vortisch of Beaufort, SC and Edward F. Vortisch of Gonzales, LA; Grandfather of Shawn C., Kimberly Noel and Jeremy D. Vortisch of Beaufort, SC; Clark Vortisch of Denver, CO and Timothy E. Stoner of Gonzales, LA; Uncle of Roy H. Vortisch, Jr. of Metairie, LA and Elizabeth M. Carriker of Garland, TX and six Great-nieces. Sgt. Vortisch was a veteran of WWII, Korean and Vietnam Wars, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps with the 1st and 2nd Marine Divisions, Fleet Marine Force Pacific in Japan and China, completing his Military Career with the U.S. Air Force. He also retired as Warehouse Foreman from the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, Japan Area Exchange, Camp Zama, Japan. He was a Life Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Yokohama Post 9467; Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home (Eaton Rapides, MI); Kojiki Shiramis Pup Tent #5, Military Order of The Cootie and Army and Air Force Exchange Service Retired Employees Association. He was also an Annual Member of George U. Potter Lodge #912 F&AM of Mobile, Alabama; United States Navy Foundation; American Association of Retired Persons and National Association of Past VFW Commanders. Sgt. Vortisch was a Past VFW National Aide-de-Camp; Past Chief of Staff (Department of Pacific Areas); Past Post Sr. Vice Commander (Yokohama Post 9467); Past Sr. Vice Commander (VFW District II, Japan); Past Post Commander Post 9794 (Tachikawa, Japan); Past Council of Administration Member (Grand of Pacific Areas), Military Order of the Cootie and Past Commander Pup Tent #4 (Tachikawa, Japan) Grand of Pacific Areas, Military Order of the Cootie. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the graveside service at Garden of Memories Cemetery, 4900 Airline Drive in Metairie, LA on Friday afternoon, May 7, 2021 at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Christian F. Vortisch, Jr.’s memory to the VFW National Home for Children, 3573 S. Waverly Rd., Eaton Rapids, MI 48827. The online guestbook is available at


  • Graveside Service and Interment

    Friday, May 7, 2021


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Mary Ray

May 7, 2021

Mr. CF was our Uncle Roy’s brother and made visits with him to “The Country “ when in town. Always a nice surprise to see him ride out. Fond memories for this Country Girl to sit in the shade and watch him wash and wax his car while we ate cold water melon slices. He was very kind to me always and told us funny stories to listen to us laugh.

RIP Sir.