He was born, raised and educated in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, the son of the late Enrique and Juana (Gonzalez) Ortiz.
Eliud was ordained as a minister 43 years ago and for the last 22 years was Pastor of Pentecostal Church of God on Mechanic Street in Marlborough.
He enjoyed riding horses, farming, and caring for animals on his family farm in Puerto Rico. He was a caring, generous, positive person, firm in his beliefs and devoted his family and God.
Besides his wife, he leaves five sons, Eliud Ortiz Jr. of Georgetown, Texas, Pastor Ebenezer Ortiz of Dallas, Texas, Joel Ortiz of Ovida, Fla., Gamalier Ortiz of Framingham, and Lemuel Ortiz of Fall River; two daughters, Loida and Denise Ortiz, both of Ashland; a brother, Abednedo Ortiz of Framingham; three sisters, Eunice Roman of New Jersey, Igdalia Medina of Framingham, and Damaris Ortiz of Milford; and seven grandsons and six granddaughters.
His funeral service was held March 28 in the Pentecostal Church of God in Marlborough. Burial will be held in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.