At the age of 63, Ralph William Ortagus of St. Augustine, FL died March 24, 2011 at the Bailey Family Center for Caring.
He was a native and lifelong resident of St. Augustine and son of the late Charles and Geraldine Ortagus. He was a descendent of the Florida Pioneer lines from Minorca, which settled in St. Augustine in 1700's. Ralph formerly owned and operated a local restaurant, Ralph and Linda's Place.
A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Ralph served during Vietnam War. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion and the Fraternal Order of Eagle Aerie Lodge #4256. He was also a church member of Turning Point at Calvary.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at Turning Point at Calvary. A visitation was at 9 a.m. will precede the services.
Contributions in his memory can be made to Community Hospice of NE Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257.
He was survived by his wife, Linda, St. Augustine; two sons, Ralph W. Ortagus Jr., West Virginia, and Anthony Ortagus, St. Augustine; daughter, Christy; sister, Barbara "Bobbi" Hall, St. Augustine; brother, Russell "Rusty" Ortagus, Miami; and several grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Smith and Linda Devoe.
St. Johns Family Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.