Osvaldo O. Figueroa 1960-2022 | News, Sports, Jobs



COLUMBUS – Osvaldo Ortiz Figueroa Jr., 61, formerly of Youngstown, left this life Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, surrounded by his wife of 34 years, Kimberly Marie Ash Figueroa, and his daughters, Evangelina Marie Ortiz Figueroa and Jacinta Marie Figueroa.

Os, or Tortini as he was affectionately known, was born on October 10, 1960 in Youngstown to Osvaldo Ortiz Figueroa Sr. and Mary Lee Lawson Figueroa. He graduated in 1978 from East High School.

Later, he attended Ohio Technical College and earned a degree in fuel injection systems and tractor-trailer maintenance. Before retiring and moving to Columbus in 2019, Os spent 39 years at FirstEnergy, formerly Ohio Edison, as an equipment mechanic and safety coach. He then taught for a year at the Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center in its automotive technology program.

He was recently working part-time, driving for the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) in Columbus before falling ill.

Os was an avid music lover, skater, photographer, baker, master mechanic, and die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

He leaves to his memory his wife and two daughters; his three siblings, Alfredo Figueroa, Victoria Figueroa and Jose Figueroa; and a host of family and friends.

His parents predeceased him.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at LE Black, Phillips and Holden Funeral Home, with a funeral service at 10 a.m. Guests are asked to wear masks and practice social distancing.

Services of love and dignity have been entrusted to LE Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.

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