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Groff Funeral Homes
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Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone: 419-626-3632
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Duane D. Ortolani, 56, residing in Milan, passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at Erie County Care Facility after a brief illness.

Duane was born on March 24, 1957 in Sandusky, OH to Frank (Eleanor) E. Ortolani of Sandusky and Donna (Ireland) Gladwell of Norwalk.

Duane graduated from Sandusky High School. He was employed at Central Glass working with area bands and doing lighting and sound boards. Duane was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. In his spare time, he enjoyed music, gardening, working on cars, and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Duane is survived by his brother, Frank L. (Jenny) Ortolani of Milan, and life partner, Grace Fantozzi and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Private family services will be conducted and held at a later date. The Groff Funeral Homes and Crematory, Sandusky are assisting the family with arrangements.

Those wishing to contribute to Duane's memory may do so to Stein Hospice 1200 Sycamore Line Sandusky, OH 44870.
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