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Josefa Ortiz (nee Cintron) Sierra

Obituary for Josefa Ortiz (nee Cintron) Sierra

June 9, 2019


Ortiz Sierra

Josefa, (nee Cintron), of Philadelphia, and Barranquitas Puerto Rico, on June 9th 2019 at the age of 91. Josefa was the loving wife of the late Daniel Ortiz Sierra for 44 wonderful years. Josefa will be greatly missed by her caring children; Carlos Ortiz, Luis Ortiz, and Gloria Ehmann (Stephen). Josefa leaves behind an impressive legacy in her adoring granddaughter Kristin Butler (Michael), as well as her great grandchildren Liam, Grace, and Daniel.

Josefa was born on May 12th 1928 to Emilio Cintron and Delfina Diaz of Barranquitas Puerto Rico. Josefa spent her early years in Barranquitas and eventually went on to earn her Nursing degree before moving to Philadelphia in 1951. Upon arrival in Philadelphia, Josefa worked as an Emergency Room Nurse at Hahnemann Hospital where she quickly learned to speak English.

Relatives and friends are invited to Josefa's Life Celebration Visitation on Wednesday June 12th from 9-10AM at St. Helena Catholic Church (6161 N 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19120) with a mass to follow at 10am; interment at Greenmount Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Josefa's memory to the Alzheimer's Association would be greatly appreciated.

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Geitner/Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

6230 North 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19120
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