R.I.P. "Pepe" Ortega Founder of Sazon Goya
"Pepe," or "El Gallego" as he was known to friends, lived and died in Coral Gables at the age of 79 of lung cancer. He was born in Havana, Cuba on October 27, 1929. He got married and had two kids there. The family later lived in Colombia and Puerto Rico where Pepe founded Sazon Goya in the 1960's before moving to Miami in 1976.
Pepe will be remembered as a philanthropist thanks to his donations to the the League Against Cancer, Jose Marti scholarships, Centro Mater Foundation, and Mercy Hospital.