OBITUARY

Danny Eloy Cortez

April 25, 1926August 22, 2018

Danny E. Cortez, 92, born in San Antonio, Texas on April 25, 1926 left this world peacefully on August 22, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents Eloy and Felicitas Cortez. His survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 70 years, Adela Cortez, his beloved children; Vivian Gonzales, Cynthia Calderon (Tito) and Eddie Cortez (Rebecca), his grandchildren Gary Gonzales (Jackie), Mark Gonzales (Kristie), Marcella Alvarez (Miguel), Vince Calderon (Jessica), Eddie Cortez II, and Elizabeth Perez (Christian). His great grandchildren include Sophia, Ava, Alexander, Nicholas, and Gabriella Gonzales, Aidan, Samantha and Max Calderon, Xavier, Jacob and Marissa Alvarez, Adriana and Emma Perez, great-great child Alyvia Gonzales. Danny is also survived by his brothers, Richard and Gilbert (Sophie) Cortez, his sister Vangie Casas and his loving extended family, brother and sisters-in-law Juan and Naomi Cavazos and Gloria Hinojosa. Danny also had numerous nieces and nephews and grand and great grand nieces and nephews. Danny attended San Antonio Vocational and Technical School a/k/a Tech High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corp and was assigned to the First Marine Division in China and Guam. Danny was also a member of U.S. Marine Corp Band. When he returned home he formed The Danny Cortez Orchestra and played at many events in San Antonio and the surrounding towns. Danny married the love of his life, Adela Cavazos in 1948. In 1952, he joined the San Antonio Fire Department where he proudly served for 38 years. He was extremely proud of his family and enjoyed family gatherings. He was a loyal fan of the San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Cowboys. Danny will be greatly missed. Visitation will be on September 4, 2018 from 5-7pm at Roy Akers Funeral Chapel, 515 N. Main and the Rosary at 7pm. On September 5, 2018, the Funeral Mass will be at 9:45am at Holy Family Church at 152 Florencia. Burial will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made in his memory to Holy Family Church.

  • FAMILY

  • His survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 70 years, Adela Cortez, his beloved children; Vivian Gonzales, Cynthia Calderon (Tito) and Eddie Cortez (Rebecca), his grandchildren Gary Gonzales (Jackie), Mark Gonzales (Kristie), Marcella Alvarez (Miguel), Vince Calderon (Jessica), Eddie Cortez II, and Elizabeth Perez (Christian). His great grandchildren include Sophia, Ava, Alexander, Nicholas, and Gabriella Gonzales, Aidan, Samantha and Max Calderon, Xavier, Jacob and Marissa Alvarez, Adriana and Emma Perez, great-great child Alyvia Gonzales. Danny is also survived by his brothers, Richard and Gilbert (Sophie) Cortez, his sister Vangie Casas and his loving extended family, brother and sisters-in-law Juan and Naomi Cavazos and Gloria Hinojosa. Danny also had numerous nieces and nephews and grand and great grand nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, September 4, 2018
  • Rosary Tuesday, September 4, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, September 5, 2018
  • Committal Service Wednesday, September 5, 2018
REMEMBERING

Danny Eloy Cortez

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Vivian Gonzales

September 13, 2018

My daddy how I miss you, I keep looking in my rear view mirror to see if I can see you in the back seat. The day you had your accident I will never forget.
I picked up you and mom for breakfast at 8:45am then off to Romanas off Martin street, you had a good breakfast your favorite huevos ranchos, refried beans, potatoes, tortillas and coffee. Mom and I had a taco each. And we where waiting patiently while you ate very slow. Drove to 2909 Buena Vista # 2 , 9:45am, I opened the gate you got off the car and picked up some trash , I open the door for you I went inside to check it out when coming back out I saw you inside the house and all of the sudden you went back and you tried to hold on to the door frame you fell back so hard , dad you bled from the back of the head I call EMS and of course you said don’t make a big deal of this, they came attended to you and off you went, I shouted to you say bye to mom who was in the car and saw everything, he picked up his arm and gave a wave. I called Cindy and Eddie they were going to meet you at the hospital. They told us you had a small bleed and you would be home in about 6 hours. During that time you started going down hill and they told us they would make you as comfortable as possible, we were devastated, started calling all family members to come and say their good byes. Daddy you took your last breath at 9:20am 8-22-18..
Daddy I can still see you laying there, feeling helpless. I love you daddy, I’ll be seeing you!
Your first born Vivian Cortez Gonzales

Robert & Isabel Jacinto

September 7, 2018

With deepest sympathy
Gods Blessings
retired FF
Sta.8 & Sta.10

Robert & Isabel Jacinto

September 6, 2018

Dearest Adela and The Cortez Family

We are so sorry for your loss. May God give you strength
and know we have you in our prayers.
.

Gods Blessings

Richard Martinez

September 5, 2018

Our condolences to the family and may Danny rest in peace. As a fire station four kid, i have many fond memories of Danny and his family.

David Espinoza

August 27, 2018

Please accept our (including my mom, Dolores Espinoza) sincerest condolences on the loss of your dad. He was one of the great Loma Park founders. His kids are examples of an amazing legacy left by this man and his wife, and he will be sorely missed. God bless you Cindy, Tito and all of the Cortez family.

Jerry Martinez

August 26, 2018

Deepest Condolences to the Cortez Family. My fondest memory of your Dad and your husband Mrs. Cortez was how he always greeted me with a smile, never failed. Also the times I'd visit with him and Adele at Holy Family Church. I will send prayers for Danny and your family today at the 10:00 AM Mass at Holy Family. God Bless.

FROM THE FAMILY