Elliott Sortillo

On January 1, 2021, Elliott Sortillo, 86, said his goodbyes, surrendered his fight, and passed peacefully.  He left under a glorious sunset and was bid a hero’s farewell, his flags waving in unison.  With grace and humility, he bravely walked to meet his maker, and to reunite with loved ones and his POW brothers in arms.

Born on July 3rd, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to parents Francisco Sortillo and Catherine McGuire, Elliott was the second child and the only son in the family.  He and his sister Nancy were raised primarily by their grandmother and under the watchful eye and guidance of his uncles.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Sondra, son Terry and his wife Laurie, his daughter Sherry and husband Gary Jones, 9 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, sister and brother-in-law, Cindy & Tony Watson, brother-in-law & wife Robert & Patricia Stewart, and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. 

Elliott will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors on a future date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation at www.koreanwarvetsmemorial.org or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.

The family would like to thank you all for your continued thoughts and prayers.

Elliott Sortillo, Ed Smith
Elliott Sortillo, Ed Smith

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