Irene Diaz • February 4, 2021

Irene Diaz (nee Ortiz-Cruz), 90 years of age of Pensacola, Florida passed away on February 4, 2021.

Originally from Puerto Rico, she enjoyed many years of world travel with her beloved husband, Gilberto. A homemaker who dedicated her life to God, church and family; Irene also worked as an electronics technician for over 20 years.

She was preceded in death by her infant son Eliut David and her husband of 49 years, Gilberto Diaz.

Irene is survived by her children, Josue (son) and Teresa (daughter-in-law), Judith Scott (daughter) and Maxwell (son-in-law), Eliut Gilberto (son) and Sue (daughter-in-law) and Milton (son) and Florence (daughter-in-law); her grandchildren Erik, Alain, Jacob, Jesse, Christina, Nathan, Peter and Thomas; and her great-grandchildren Ezra, Zander, Lucinda, Tori and Peyton; her sister Ada, her sisters-in-law Carmen Diaz-Ramos and Hilda Rozett and numerous nephews, nieces and family in Puerto Rico.

A visitation will be held at the Pensacola Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, February 20, 2021 from 12:00 P.M. until the service begins at 1:00 P.M. Interment, alongside her husband and infant son, at the Puerto Rico National Cemetery in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, will follow at a later date. The service will be available via live webcast for anyone that cannot attend. You may watch the webcast live and/or for 90 days after day of service by entering this website address into the address bar of one of the compatible browsers (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox on a Windows computer/phone or Safari on an Apple Mac/iphone).

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In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, donations may be made to the St. Labre Indian School in Ashland MT or the Disabled American Veterans.

The family would like to thank the staff at Pensacola Specialty Care and the Emerald Coast Hospice Pensacola for the heartfelt care they provided for Irene.

  1. Josue Diaz says:

    Broken Chain

    We little knew that morning
    God was to call your name.
    In life we loved you dearly,
    in death we do the same.
    It broke our hearts to lose you,
    You did not go alone.
    For part of us went with you
    The day God called you home.
    You left us beautiful memories,
    Your love is still our guide,
    And though we cannot see you,
    You are always at our side.
    Our family chain is broken,
    and nothing seems the same,
    But as God calls us one by one,
    The chain will link again.
    – Ron Tranmer©

    Mom – You are always in our thoughts.

    Josue & Teresa

  2. Wanda E. Ortiz de Rosario says:

    Dear family,
    Josue, Judith, Eliot & Milton our most sincere and heartfelt condolences at this time of sadness at the loss of your mom. You are in our prayers and thoughts. May the Lord give you peace at this time of sorrow. We are here for you with much love and affection.
    Dear Titi Irene,
    My heart feels sadness to hear about your passing. We have lost an incredible life, aunt, and a beautiful lady. Despite the distance, your love and affection were always felt in our family. I have so many memories of you and the special moments we shared together as a family. You were a very dear sister to papi “Miguel”. We are so thankful for you and tio for always being there for us your nephews as children’s. Thank you for making memories in my wedding, I will cherish them with all my heart. Today you rest and sleep in the Lord and we have the blessed hope that when Jesus Christ comes, we will see you again. Rest titi. We love you. Wandy & Samuel, Yayi, Esther, Eli & Myrna, Junior.

  3. Aida E Ortiz says:

    Queridos primos, quiero manifestarles en estos momentos tan dolorosos que lamento mucho la pérdida de de una persona tan querida como Titi Irene. Les hago llegar mis sincera condolencias.
    “Aunque por varios años perdimos el contacto, Titi Irene eras especial para mi, siempre estarás en mi corazón.

  4. Aida E Ortiz says:

    Dear cousins, I want to express to you in these painful moments that I am very sorry for the loss of a person as dear as Titi Irene. I extend my sincere condolences.
    “Although for several years we lost contact, Titi Irene you were special to me, you will always be in my heart.”

  5. Alain Diaz says:

    “I’ve learned that goodbyes will always hurt, pictures will never replace having been there, memories good and bad will bring tears, and words can never replace feelings.” —Unknown

    I’ll miss you grandma.

  6. Roberto, Rosa, Rosana y Roberto Emilio says:

    “Dios mío, Dios mío, mas cerca de ti
    aunque una cruz me levante”
    Estamos mas cerca de Dios y de Irene. Nos reuniremos con ellos, sin tiempo ni dolor.
    “My God, my God, closer to you
    even if a cross lifts me up ”
    We are closer to God and Irene. We will meet them, without time or pain.

  7. Hilda Rozett says:

    Que descanse en paz.🙏

  8. Erik D. Diaz says:

    Grandma, I truly miss you and I wish we could have been able to see each other. I regret not having been able to visit in recent years, but I treasure the letters, cards, and calls we shared over the years. I hope you are comfortable and happy with Grandpa Gilberto once again. I look forward to the family gathering in Puerto Rico once this is all over to put you to rest next to him. I love you and I miss you.

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