Mark A. Ortiz

May 15, 2021


Mark A. Ortiz, age 41, passed away peacefully in his sleep Saturday, May 15, 2021. He was born in Chicago on June 7, 1979.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, MaryAnn and Larry Baxter.  He leaves behind the love of his life, Kimberly Ghanayem and her children, Nikhil and Jasmine; 3 aunts, Diane (Joe) Medina, Antoinette Alcala, Carol (John) Albanese; 3 uncles, Tony (Bonnie) Sandoval, Richard (Sharon) Sandoval, and Michael (Maria) Sandoval.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Tony and Mary Sandoval and an aunt, Patricia Jorgenson.

He was a great son, and a great man.  He was a nephew and cousin to many. A great friend to so many.  He loved playing the drums. He was always there to lend a helping hand. He was kind and loving and so much more.

Mark graduated from Taft High School in Chicago, where he attended for 2 years; he also attended St. Pat's High School in Chicago for 2 years.  Mark graduated from Lincoln Technical Institute and from Illinois State University in Bloomington, Illinois.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, May 20, with Prayers at 9:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, thence proceeding to Sacred Heart Church, 114 S. Elizabeth St., Lombard, for 10:00 AM Mass.  Private burial at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.  Visitation Wednesday, May 19, from 3-9 PM at Brust Funeral Home.

In lieu of a luncheon at this time, a Celebration of Life will be held outdoors on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at 108 N. Princeton Ave., Villa Park, IL 60181, starting at 2 PM.  Please join us anytime throughout the day. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mark’s name may be made to Ronald McDonald House, 5444 S. Drexel Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615 or to the Lupus Foundation, 411 S Wells St, #503, Chicago, IL 60607 (please put ‘Pitter Patters’ in the memo line.)

Info or 888-629-0094.

To send sympathy gifts to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mark A. Ortiz, please visit our tribute store.


Visitation-Please Omit Flowers
May 19, 2021

3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Brust Funeral Home
135 S. Main St.
Lombard, IL 60148

Prayer Service
May 20, 2021

9:30 AM
Brust Funeral Home
135 S. Main St.
Lombard, IL 60148

May 20, 2021

10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
114 S. Elizabeth St.
Lombard, IL 60148


Ronald McDonald House
5444 S. Drexel Avenue, Chicago IL 60615

Lupus Foundation of Illinois
411 S Wells St, #503, Chicago IL 60607

Please note 'Pitter Patters' in the memo line.

© 2021 Brust Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy