Agustin Mirelez Ortiz III
Agustin Mirelez Ortiz III (Augie Ortiz) a well-known Tiler and Stone Mason and life-long resident of Santa Barbara, CA, passed away on Thursday, July 15th, 2021. Augie is survived by his wife Sonia Lopez, his father Agustin Ortiz Jr.; uncles and aunts and many cousins. He is predeceased by his mother Raquel Patlan Mirelez; brother; grandmother Herminia Ortiz and grandfather Agustin Ortiz.
Augie was born in Santa Clara, CA on June 19, 1977. He graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1996. He worked for StoneScapes where he learned the profession of Stone Masonry and learned to be a Tiler from his father. He worked as an independent contractor for many years until his passing. He enjoyed his work and took a lot of pride in helping his clients build beautiful outdoor patios and indoor tile remodels.
Augie’s hobbies included spending time outdoors, hiking, camping, and most importantly, playing bocce ball. Later in life, he developed a passion for designing and making bocce ball courts for his clients. It was very typical to find him at Arnoldi’s Café playing bocce ball and spending quality time with friends and family members. Augie was gentile, calm, and had a kind nature; he had a memorable laughter and a beautiful smile. He will be deeply missed by his wife, father, family members and friends. In honor of our beloved Augie, if you are struggling with alcoholism, we urge you to seek help at (805) 962-3332 www.aa.org.
We will be having a church service for Augie Ortiz on Monday, August 2nd at 10:00 am. It will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish at 227 N. Nopal Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103.