Western Canvas Products Association

Passing of John B. Ortega

  • 28 Apr 2009 7:06 PM
    Message # 158538

    Right-click here to download pictures. To help protect your privacy, Outlook prevented automatic download of this picture from the Internet.John B. Ortega 10/03/1943 - 04/18/2009 CARLSBAD/OCEANSIDE John passed away at home after his long fought battle with cancer on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at the age of 65 years old. A proud Californian native, John was an eighth generation member of one of California's oldest families. John went to school in Carlsbad, and was a life long resident of the Carlsbad- Oceanside area. The owner of "Ortega's Sail and Canvas Repair," John was a dedicated, creative, driven, and artistic business man that has displays of his creative designs throughout the county. "J.O." designed equipment gear bags for local Paramedics, Firemen, and Police, hundreds of boat covers and awnings, and did all the awning and canvas work at "Sea World." His work at Sea World also included whale transport stretchers and countless designs for the Wild Animal Park. In John's earlier years, he designed and built rustic furniture, and owned and operated "Ortega Swimwear" an awesome line of men's swim trunks. There were many Associations that John was involved with, wood working at the Del Mar Fair, "The Oceanside Longboard Association," "Mission Bay Athletic Club," "Over the Line," an honored member of the "Industrial Fabrics Association International," and a member of the Western Canvas Products Association.

    John was preceded in death by his father, John Ortega; survived by his mother, Norma; daughter, Kimmie Jasper; son, John Ortega;  sister, Suzanne Joseph, and her husband, Doug, four grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and large extended family. 



     There is a service this Saturday, May 2, at 3:00 PM in Oceanside,CA if anyone needs additional information, they can contact me or Raymie Echols at Glen Raven. We will miss John and his participation in both the WCPA and IFAI.

    Robert P. Bonte Sr.
    Cell: 207-310-8361
    VP Sales Western Division
    Futureguard Building Products, Inc.
    PO Box 2030, 101 Merrow Road
    Auburn, Maine 04211-2030
    (Tel):800-858-5818 ext. 715
    (Fax) 800-352-2409



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