Husband of the late Ann M. (Murray) Ort. Father of Carol (David) Burkhardt, John (Catherine), Edward, Donald, Patricia (Alan) King and the late Michael Ort. Grandfather of Jennifer (Dale) Ranney, Kenneth (Laura) Burkhardt, Jonathan (Nicole) and Donald E. Ort, Ann (Bryan) Delmont, Alan King and Mary King. Great-grandfather of seven. Brother of Janet, Joyce and the late Jean. Also survived by nieces and nephews.
A mass of Christian Burial was at St. Teresa’s Church.
Donald was retired Director of Licensing and Inspections for the City of Buffalo, a WW II Navy Veteran and a lifelong fitness enthusiast and handball player, winning many tournaments at the Downtown YMCA.
My sympathies go out to the entire Ort family. Mr Ort was a Norman street icon who was good to my family for years. His calm voice and friendly smile will be missed. I hope he and my dad are tossing one back in heaven with Gertie and all the Norman street icons who went before them.