Obituary of Keith Charles Orts
Keith Charles Orts, 57, died suddenly on Monday, February 13, 2023 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Somerset in Somerville. Born and raised in Raritan Township, Keith moved to Middlesex as a young child and has been a resident since.
Keith attended Mansfield University where he was the Vice President of the Alpha Chi Rho National Fraternity. His whole life, he devoted himself to helping others and was a selfless person always putting others first. For twenty-two years, Keith served as a Police Officer for the Borough of Middlesex and retired holding the position of Detective. Over the years, Keith has received numerous awards and medals for his life-saving efforts. Most recently, Keith went to work with the Somerset County Bridge Department in Hillsborough. Even after his death, he was able to save multiple lives and give the gift of life as a tissue and organ donor with the NJ Sharing Network.
Keith was someone who went above and beyond at all he did, and he showed this through his efforts within the community he lived in. Whether it was being a member of the NJ State PBA where he held position of Delegate and President, to belonging to the Middlesex Elks #1488; Keith was always willing to help when he could.
His children were his passion in life and every chance he could, he would be with them as a coach, mentor, dance dad or friend. An avid NY Mets, Minnesota Vikings and NY Rangers fan, Keith loved sports. He enjoyed watching comedy, playing poker, and his favorite time of year was Christmas, especially watching “Home Alone” every, single day!
Predeceased by his father-in-law Edward Leone in 2020, Keith leaves behind his loving wife Jennifer (Leone) whom met in 2007 and married August 14, 2010, his three children; Trevor, Amanda and Tyler as well as his parents, Charles Joseph and Mary Jane (Scheetz) and his siblings Pam and Tim. He will be missed by his mother-in-law Karen Leone and all those friends he met along his life journey.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2023 at Middlesex Funeral Home, 528 Bound Brook Road, Middlesex, NJ 08846 beginning 2:00pm. A concluding service will be held at 5:30pm followed by cremation.