by Johnny Zokovitch

Pilar Ortiz, born Sept. 15, 1933. New life, April 1, 2011
Pilar Ortiz, born Sept. 15, 1933. New life, April 1, 2011

We wanted to share with you that Pilar Ortiz, father to Sr. Dianna Ortiz, OSU, Pax Christi USA Deputy Director, passed on this past Friday, April 1, 2011. The funeral is taking place tomorrow morning, April 6, at San Jose Catholic Church in San Jose, New Mexico. For more information on Dianna’s father, as well as the opportunity to send condolences to the family and sign the guest book, you can visit the website of Rogers Mortuary by clicking here. (You will find Pilar Ortiz listed in the column on the right-hand side of the website. Simply click on his name and you will be directed to the page about him.)

We ask you to keep Sr. Dianna and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Many of us on staff got to hear stories from Di about her dad, and we know of the love, strength and courage he possessed, and the rock which he has been for Sr. Dianna.

If you wish to send a private message of condolence to Sr. Dianna, you can send it to the Pax Christi USA inbox at You can also feel free to leave comments at the bottom of this post which we’ll make sure to share with Sr. Dianna.

For the life and witness of Pilar Ortiz, all of us at Pax Christi USA give thanks.

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