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Wake for retired NYPD Detective Nicholas F. Ortiz

April 12, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Retired NYPD Detective 1st Grade Nicholas F. Ortiz died of World Trade Center-related liver cancer on April 5, 2021.

He served the NYPD from 1968 until 2008, retiring out of the FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorist Task Force. He was a first responder with the NYPD assisting with the rescue and recovery operations at Ground Zero following the terrorist attacks at the former World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

His wake will be held on Monday, April 12, 2021 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Chapey & Sons Funeral Home in Bethpage.

His funeral Mass will be said at St. William the Abbot in Seaford at 9:30am on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

Burial will follow at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation 2361 Hylan Boulevard Staten Island, NY 10306.

Messages of condolence can be sent to his family here.

Chapey & Sons Funeral Home
20 Hicksville Road
Bethpage, NY 11714

St. William the Abbot Church
2000 Jackson Avenue
Seaford, NY 11783

St. Charles Cemetery
2015 Wellwood Avenue
Farmingdale, NY 11968


April 12, 2021
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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