OBITUARY

Armand Cortes Jr.

January 18, 1935May 20, 2020
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Armand Cortes Jr., 85, passed away peaceful on Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 at Halifax Hospice in Orange City, Florida. Armand was known by his immediate family as Junior (Jr.), and he was born January 18th, 1935 to Armando Cortes and Felicita Colon in (Manhattan), New York, NY. He served in the U.S. Army as a Private.

Armand was a retired Correctional Officer for the New York City Department of Corrections. When he retired, he moved to Deltona, Florida with his wife, Aurora in 1997. Armand loved to have the family come from out of state to visit, so he can take them out to the theme parks and restaurants. He loved to be the tour guide for all the family and friends that came to visit. He loved to spend time with his family and friends at the Deltona Senior Center. Throughout his retirement, he loved taking trips with his wife Aurora to Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, and many parts of Florida such as St. Augustine and Monticello. His love of horror movies and favorite “chiller” channel kept the family on their toes, he would always get a rise when someone was scared watching a horror film with him. He loved Elvis Presley and even was surprised with an “Elvis themed” 80th birthday party, because he was such a great fan and even had similarities and hairstyles to the King of Rock n Roll. He was a big Western movies fan too and loved movies with Clint Eastwood, Roy Rogers and John Wayne. The one thing we’ll always remember about Armand is his love for the 1997 Movie “Titanic”, he had watched that movie over 100 times and knew the movie lines and facial responses by heart, he was a softie at heart.

Armand is survived by his wife, Aurora Cortes (Garza); daughter, Lissette Cortes (Mark) Rose; son Johnnie (Laura) Cortes; daughter, Brenda Cortes (Alan) Sira, grandchildren, Emmanuel, Brandon, Alanis, and Aliah; grandchildren Valerie (Raymond) Lopez, great granddaughter Arianna and great grandson Aden; sisters, Catherine Cortes-Irizarry, Enid Cortes-Shipman; Mary Jane (Gilbert) Acevedo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Armand was preceded in death by his parents and son, Armand Cortes, III.

On Saturday, May 30th, 2020 at (Dignity Memorial) Deltona Memorial Funeral Home, Orange City, Florida there will be a visitation and viewing from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm and services by the catholic priest will begin at 2:00 pm. The committal service will follow at the same property location at Deltona Memorial Gardens in the rear of the property at 2:45 pm.

We know there are many who want to say their goodbyes and show their respect for Armand, unfortunately due to COVID-19, for the safety of all concerned, it breaks our hearts but we must restrict those coming to the funeral to only immediate family and close friends who are completely well to comply with the 50% (60 people) capacity mandated by the CDC. We appreciate your support in this difficult decision. Please visit www.deltonamemorialfuneralhome.com and offer condolences and take a moment to write a tribute.

The Family will be utilizing Live Stream via www.Facebook.com. More information will follow once the service gets closer.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 30, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, May 30, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, May 30, 2020

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Johnnie and Laura Cortes

May 30, 2020

My pop was always there for me in good times and bad. he loved his Yankees and I enjoyed watching the game even though I was a Met fan.
There is no more suffering Pop and no more wheel chair, walk with the Angel's now♥️♥️♥️♥️

Enid Cortes-Shipman

May 28, 2020

My dear brother Jr as he was known to me. I am going to miss seeing you every week and talking about what cowboy tv show was on and sharing videos of my grandchildren with you. I have such wonderful memories of us when you would come by and play with me when I was growing up. I will miss you and that smile. Rest in peace. Love you always.

Cathy Cortes-Irizarry

May 24, 2020

Always in my ❤️. Till we meet again Bro, Love, your sister Cathy

Brenda Cortes

May 23, 2020

Dad, your guiding hand will be on my shoulder forever! - Brenda

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Granddaughter visit April 2018

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Dad's 80th with Brenda & Johnnie

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Cathy's 80th

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Granddaughter visit April 2018

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Dad's 80th with Brenda & Johnnie

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Cathy's 80th

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