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Neil Ortega

November 2, 1975 — January 21, 2024

It's with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Neil Ortega,

Neil Passed away in his home on Sunday January 21, 2024.

He was born to Danny and Rita Ortega of Cheyenne, Wyoming in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he was raised.

He was a loving husband, son, brother, uncle, great uncle and friend.

Growing up Neil enjoyed swimming, playing Little League, and hanging out with all the neighborhood kids, who he still remained friends with.

He was a graduate of Manzano High School, class of 1994. Where his passion for music began. He also attended the New Mexico State University, to study engineering.

Neil went on to work in the HVAC industry, specializing in Testing and Balancing, Indoor Air Quality, and Water. He became the President of Design Balance Inc., a family owned and operated business. A student of his craft, he attended yearly conferences to advance his many certifications. Neil was also a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 49.

Neil was a kind hearted man, his door was always open, with a open beer waiting for you. His arms always offering a safe place, he wasn't only the entertainment, but also the protection. He was the guy you called when you needed someone to have your back. The life of the party, people gravitated toward him. He was so fun to be around.

Neil loved music, all different types of music, he especially loved watching live bands and attending concerts. He loved playing guitar, he also played in different bands over the years.

Neil loved Baseball, a true fan of the game. If you knew Neil you knew nobody loved the Boston Red Sox more than him. He also enjoyed Football, and his favorite team, the New Orleans Saints. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, and Elvis.

We will all miss the late night phone calls to reminisce on old times, such as "Me Diamond", "Nebert", and "Neily Constily"!

He will be missed but never forgotten. We will love you forever Neil. Go Red Sox!!

To send flowers to the family in memory of Neil Ortega, please visit our flower store.

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