May 30, 1932 – November 16, 2020
José “Joe” Córdova, 88, a native of El Paso, Texas, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 16, 2020. After graduating from Bowie High School, José joined the U.S. Navy. He received his Bachelor of Education degree from Texas Western College (now UTEP). Later, he received his M.A. from UTEP. He was a teacher, coach, and administrator for El Paso ISD for 34 years. He had been an assistant principal at Irvin High School, Magoffin Middle, Ross Middle, and Guillen Middle Schools, and coached at many campuses. He received the Presidential Award for Physical Fitness Educators from President Kennedy. He believed that there is good in every student, and that God blessed him with the opportunity to be a positive part of their education.
He served as a member of the United States Selective Service System from 1985-2005. He was a parishioner of San Antonio Catholic Church and served in the Ministry of Hospitality for many years.
Jose is survived by his spouse, Genoveva Cordova; son Joseph Cordova (Dana Cordova); son David Cordova; daughter Teresa Perez (David Perez); daughter Anna Cordova; and son Steven Cordova; grandson Joseph Cordova, granddaughter Jennifer Schuurman (Jesse Schuurman), great grandson Jesse Schuurman and great granddaughter Jenna Schuurman.
Jose was preceded in death by parents Alberto and Emilia Cordova.
The family of Jose would like to thank 1st Choice Home Health/Hospice Team, Caprock Home Health, and Veterans Association for the outstanding care that was given to him. Our heart-felt appreciate goes out to nurses Amin and Belinda, and caregivers Irene and Norma for your dedication and compassion that was given to our father and husband.
Visitation for Jose will be Monday, November 23, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM with Vigil at 1:00 PM at Hillcrest Funeral Home West-5054 Doniphan Dr. El Paso, Texas 79932. Burial will be private at Ft Bliss National Cemetery.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, services for Jose will be private for family.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hillcrestfhwest.com for the Cordova family.
- Genoveva Cordova, Spouse
- Joseph Cordova (Dana Cordova), Son
- David Cordova, Son
- Teresa Perez (David Perez), Daughter
- Anna Cordova, Daughter
- Steven Cordova, Son
- Joseph Cordova, Grandson
- Jennifer Schuurman (Jesse Schuurman), Granddaughter
- Jesse Schuurman, Great Grandson
- Jenna Schuurman, Great Granddaughter
- Alberto Cordova, Father (deceased)
- Emilia Cordova, Mother (deceased)
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November 27, 2020
Mr. Cordova , my brother's middle and high school principal. This is where I first met him. Such a positive person. Later in life, he happens to be the father of one of my best friends, Anna. Every time I saw him, he was all smiles and very caring. Always a hug and inquiry not only about myself but my family. It was an honor to know him.
You leave a great legacy Mr. Cordova. You will be greatly missed!
My most heartfelt condolences to the whole Cordova family. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
November 23, 2020
Mr. Cordova was a kind and loving man to his family and everyone he met. He always greeted you with a smile and a hug. I am honored to have met such a good man. May you Rest In Peace.
November 22, 2020
To my Tia Veva and cousins, our sincere condolences.
My padrino was always cheerful and full of life. He always brought happiness into our lives. I remember the days of my childhood , when we would visit our abuelita Tala on Campbell street, in front of Aoy school. Our Tios ,Tias and cousins would gather in the afternoon and break bread . Afterward, my Padrino would gather me , my cousins and took us walking to Montez grocery store for a treat. My memory of laughter and joy has forever been in my heart because of my Padrinos kindness and Love.
I love you Padrino , always in our hearts.
November 22, 2020
RIP (Dad) Jose. I thank you for all the great memories we shared and prayers you offered up everytime we left El Paso. You opened up your heart and home Thanksgiving 2009 as that was the first time meeting the family. I will always feel blessed to have known you and the love you have shared.
Love you Always!!
Till we see each other again.
Becky Lozano Sakovitch
November 20, 2020
My beloved Uncle Joe,
I could not have asked for a better uncle. He strived to be the best and always encouraged others to do their best too.
His contagious smile and laughter was shared by all the people he met.
May God wrap His arms around my Uncle Joe as he enters into heavens gate.
Till we meet again 🙏💕