Francis J. Ortale, Sr.

Date of Death: 
September 12th, 2020

Francis J. Ortale, Sr. passed away on September 12, 2020 at the age of 89. Beloved husband of the late Ruth (nee Rifkin). Loving father of Francis Jr. and Diane Check (Jerry). Dearest Poppy of Brittney Katsoff (Mark Caruso) and great grandfather of Mackenzie and Addison. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Francis was a 70 year member of Local 542 Operating Engineers of PA and was also an avid horsemen who bred and raced thoroughbreds for over 40 years. Service and interment will be held privately however contributions can be made in his name to the Turning for Home Program at

Memories and Condolences

With heartfelt condolences on the passing of your father. May your memories bring you comfort 😘
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Poppy O was a great guy.
Dad, gonna miss you, your smiling face, your nice words n just seeing you. Love faith
Franny was a joy to be around, never heard him utter a mean word about anyone. I hope the memories you have of him keeps him in your heart

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