In Loving Memory of Luis (Ruben) Ortiz

December 02, 1957
Aibonito, Puerto Rico
March 21, 2019
Stratford, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Saturday 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

March 23, 2019


Saturday, March 23, 2019 1-4 p.m.


Family Gathering


American Cancer Society

38 Richards Aveenue,
CT 06854

Luis (Ruben) Ortiz

Luis (Ruben) Ortiz, age 61, of Stratford, beloved husband of Tammy Pavone Ortiz, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Yale-New Haven Hospital following a short illness. Born in Aibonito, Puerto Rico, he had been an area resident for most of his life. Ruben’s career as a Chef spanned many years. He was currently employed at Milford Hospital where he was loved by all of his co-workers. He enjoyed wrestling and boxing, and was truly an accomplished Chef. He loved all kinds of music; Willie Colon being his favorite musician. He delighted in adventures with Tammy and their children, and always looked forward to participating in holiday runs with his family. Survivors in addition to his loving wife Tammy include four children: Christina, Amber, Stephanie and Luis; his loving mother, Gloria Aponte Ortiz; his eight siblings: Ruben, Edwin, Reynaldo, Francis, Milagros, Manuel, Gloria and Pedro; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Angel Ortiz. Friends may greet the family Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 1-4 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, friends may consider a donation in Ruben’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 39 Richards Ave., Norwalk, CT 06854. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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7 Guestbook Entries for Luis (Ruben) Ortiz

  1. He will sadly missed he was a special person in all our lives had a heart of gold ,and i will always remember him as giving,loving, helping person, to the next time we meet love to the family with all my heart.

  2. Tammy and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Ruben was such a kind and giving person. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. To Ruben’s family – My prayers are with you all at this time. From the minute I met Ruben I could tell what a great man he was. I used to call him “Pit Bull” because I said if he were to wear a dark suit and out some Ray-Bans on he would resemble him. I’m sure you’re all very proud of him. He leaves us much too soon.

  4. Reuben was truly a good person with a beautiful wife, lovely children and many friends. He always had a smile and loved sharing wonderful stories about his family. He made everyone happy with his positive attitude and always had something nice to say. GOD Bless

  5. Ruben, it was a pleasure working with you at Milford Hospital. You always had a smile and a kind word. You will be missed, my friend.

  6. Tammy and family
    I am shocked to learn of Ruben passing. I send you my heartfelt condolences. Although I no longer work for Milford Hospital I can with out a doubt remember Ruben. He was a wonderful man always giving caring and kind, he will be missed.