Dr. Renato Ortiz Borreo dead at 63
Editor's Note: Shelley Ortiz sent this obituary piece on June 20 while I was in the Philippines.
My cousin - Kuya Reny died last week. He was 63. He is survived by his wife - Dr. Josie Borreo, one child, and also by his mother (Amparo Sollesa Ortiz Borreo) and 6 other younger siblings - Amparo Ortiz Borreo. All of Kuya Reny's siblings are in the U.S (New Jersey and Texas).
Tia Paring is older sister to my father - Atty. Reynaldo Sollesa Ortiz (deceased). Kuya Reny is the oldest child and oldest of the 1st cousins on the Ortiz side
First cousins from Tio Raul's (Raul Sollesa Ortiz, 2nd to Tia Paring) family are mostly in California.
First cousins from Rening (my father) are in Texas (me) and 2 in Manila.
First cousins from youngest Tia Aning (Anita Sollesa Ortiz Coralde) are mostly in New Zealand (4), one is in New Jersey and another one in Infanta).
Please pray for the living, that we all might be ready when called - to face our Maker and account for all our deeds, our thoughts, our words. By ourselves (and yes even with all our good works otherwise referred to as filthy rags in the bible) we canNOT stand and face our 3x Holy God, only in Christ are we able to beg for forgiveness, compassion and mercy. There is only One Way to God - The Man Christ Jesus, He alone saves and has prepared and will welcome us to our heavenly home.
Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. For this reason you be ready too; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will. (Matthew 24:42-44)
24:45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
24:46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
24:47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
24:48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
24:49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
24:50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
24:51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness. [He is] longsuffering and not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (2 P 3:9-10)
5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
5:10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
Our time on this side of heaven is very short, insignificant compared to eternity. We must be about the Lord's business, not our own. The Lord our God is sovereign, He does all things right. Blessed be His Name forever!
Thank you. I have included my daytime phone number for anyone who wants to call me. I will share whatever information I have.