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SILVER CREEK:  George S. Ortolano, 70, of Old Main Road, Silver Creek, passed away Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 at St. Vincent Health Center, Erie, PA.  He was born in Silver Creek, on December 16, 1950, the son of the late Samuel G. and Josephine “Jay” A. (Leone) Ortolano.

  After high school, he served in the US Army then started his lifetime career working in the family business, as a Heavy Equipment Operator for George Ortolano, Inc., Silver Creek, which was started by his grandfather.

  After retirement, he enjoyed weekend RV camping with his wife & dogs “Slash” and “Dixter”.  George also enjoyed sitting out on the deck listening to music.  “The song has ended, but the melody lives on…”

  Survivors include his wife & best friend Toni J. (Perry) Ortolano of Silver Creek, whom he married on July 1, 1989, in the Town of Hanover, two daughters, J’Neene (Jason) Sexton, of East Aurora; Sonia (Stan Gizowski) Ortolano, of Forestville; their mother Nance Ortolano of Fredonia, a sister, Julie (Jonathan) Betts, of Brunswick, GA; and two brothers, James (Patricia) Ortolano, of Silver Creek; Samuel (Mary Ann) Ortolano, of Pasadena, CA.  Also surviving are four grandchildren; London, Amelia, Madiliene & Oscar Sexton and several nieces & nephews and great nieces & nephews.

  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, time and place to be announced.

  The family suggests memorials may be made to Sadie’s Safe Harbor Canine Rescue, 3473-3492 Orchard Park Road, Orchard Park, NY 14127.  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.

  To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.

4 Comments on Obituary Notice – George S. Ortolano

  1. Dan & Denise says:

    You will be missed and remain in our hearts always.

  2. Brian Lock says:

    I only just heard of this my heart and prayers go out to Toni and family… I knew George close to 50 yrs and never forget the softball days in the park. George was the one that let me play think I was 16, we played for beer and always remember George telling me if cops came to put beer in grass and walk away…lol… Great times.. You will be missed George..

  3. J. Joseph Wilder says:

    Rest In Peace George. God bless you and your loved ones.

  4. Sharon Walker says:

    Wow George, it seems like yesterday you were hanging out with all of us Angola girls (1969-70). You were so much fun, especially when you would put soap in the silver creek park fountain. I just brought your name up to one of your old admirers not too long ago, oddly after all these years (maybe we crossed your mind). Only wish I would have had a chance to say Hello and Goodbye again. God bless you George and your family.

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