Salvatore F. "Sam" Orteca

  • Born: September 3, 1934
  • Died: June 7, 2018
  • Location: Mayfield Heights, Ohio

Fioritto Funeral Service

5236 Mayfield Rd
Lyndhurst, OH 44124

Tel. (440) 442-5900

Tribute & Message From The Family

Beloved Husband, Loving Father, Devoted Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Son, Brother, Brother-In-Law, Uncle

Message From The Family

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SALVATORE F. "SAM" ORTECA, age 83, beloved husband for 46 years of the late Cora (nee Zappone), loving father of Salvatore J., Susan Monroe (Mark), Mary Jo Sarris (George), devoted grandfather of Daniel Monroe (Ivy), Jennifer Mc Cutchen (Chad), Jason, Michael and Christopher Sarris, cherished great grandfather of Eliana and Jordan, beloved son of Salvatore and Catherine (both deceased), loving brother of Frank (Marilyn, deceased) and the following deceased: Joseph, Lil Mione (Armand), Anthony (Juanita), Eleanor Bonvissuto (Thomas), brother-in-law of Joan Orteca, loving uncle, cousin and friend of many.

Sam was Knight of the Year and Past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus Gilmour Councli 310, 4th Degree Knight of Moses Cleaveland Assembly 800, member of ISDA University Lodge, Past President of the South Euclid Italian Club, Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary, Usher for over 40 years and Eucharistic Minister at St. Gregory the Great Church, and long-time active member of Northeast Ohio Service Director's Association, Board Member of Shaker Heights Employee Credit Union, and member of Mayfield Heights Board of Zoning Appeals.

Entombment Knollwood Cemetery Mausoleum. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Gregory the Great Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT THE FIORITTO FUNERAL HOME 5236 MAYFIELD RD., LYNDHURST (EAST OF RICHMOND RD.) 3-8 p.m. THURSDAY.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Our sympathies go to all of Sam's family. He was such a part of the Saturday afternoon mass at St. Gregory's (now the Sacred Heart of Jesus). We will keep him and all of his family in our prayers. God bless all of you.
Carol & Paul Kobunski

Posted by Paul & Carol Kobunski - Highland Heights, OH - Friend   June 17, 2018

My condolences to the Orteca Family,
I am a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, I have many fond memories of him. He was always kind and a goodhearted man .I will offer up my prayers to the repose of his soul. May he Rest In Peace. Vivat Jesus

Posted by Joseph P. Rieck - Lyndhurst, OH - Friend   June 15, 2018

Sending my sympathies to the family and all those who loved Sam. He was a very kind man and such a gentleman too. He will be missed. May the good memories of Sam help to comfort you and bring you peace in the days ahead. God's blessings to you all!

Posted by Barbara Latini - South Euclid, OH   June 15, 2018

Sal, our deepest condolences to you & family. Sending hugs to you & Uncle Frank.

Posted by Eve & Maria Bonvissuto - Garfield Hts, OH   June 14, 2018


Dear Sam and family and brother Frank, We are so sad to hear of Sam's passing. We will miss his smiling face and loving ways, we always enjoyed spending time with him and he always had that special "little joke" to make us all laugh and be glad we were all family. We know he is happy joining his beloved Cora. We love you very much "cuz". Loving cousins, Ninfa and Betty

Posted by Betty n Ninfa Ortega/Olenik - Hudson, OH - Family   June 14, 2018

Dear Sal and Family, so very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He will always be remembered by his friends of the Vagabond Club! My our Lord give you Peace and Strength at this sad time. With Love and
Fond Memories of Him! Mary Luca

Posted by Mary Luca - Highland Heights, OH - Friend   June 13, 2018

Posted by Joseph Jerome - Lakewood, OH   June 11, 2018

Sal and family,So so sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you. With sympathy,Kathie Pacino-Basile

Posted by Kathie Pacino-Basile - Strongsville, OH   June 11, 2018

To Sue and family: Sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in my prayers. Sam was a great example of servanthood to his God, Church and family. May the peace of Christ comfort you now and always!

Posted by Tony Cvelbar - South Euclid, OH - Friend   June 11, 2018

I'm so very Sorry for everyone's loss. He was always such a sweet person.

Posted by Connie Gatto Chicone - Mayfield Hts, OH   June 11, 2018

Dear Sue, so sorry for your loss. Your dad was such a nice man. You and your family are in my prayers.

Posted by Kim Capretta-Fauceglia - Willowick, OH - Friend   June 10, 2018

You will be greatly missed. You are a very special person and I am proud to have met you.
Brian Shollenberger, PFN 1767

Posted by Brian Sholleberger - Friend   June 10, 2018

I am very sorry to learn of your father's death, Sal. You will be in my prayers for sure. I know you were very close to your Dad and remember meeting him years ago when he stopped by at Health-Mor. I hope you will be comforted in knowing he had a good life and a wonderful son in you. Love and hugs.

Posted by Alice Gates - Cleveland, OH   June 10, 2018

You will be missed! Condolences from Mark and Juli Zamiska

Posted by Mark Zamiska - South Euclid, OH - Family Friend   June 10, 2018

Sending love to my cousins! I know your hearts are aching. Uncle Sam was so proud of all of you and your families. My fondest memories as a child were the times I spent at your home. Your dad was the best joke teller! May the angels surround you and warm memories comfort you!
Antoinette Jerry and Olivia

Posted by Antoinette Ortega Yagy - Bradenton, FL   June 09, 2018


Always a beautiful smile, kind words, and how are YOU doing, whenever we saw Sam. Handsome,caring, and so genuine. Never had a conversation without him mentioning his love and concern for his beloved family. As we send thoughts, prayers, and much sympathy to his loved ones, know that he will be dearly missed, and remembered, always. Tony & Jenny Grande

Posted by Tony Grande - Mayfield Heights, OH - Friend   June 09, 2018

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