John M Cortez
Anniston – Mr. John M. Cortez, 56, of Anniston, passed away unexpectedly in the Ellwood City Hospital on Saturday, March 24, 2012. Mr. Cortez was born on September 10, 1955 in Ellwood City, Pa. to the late James J. Cortez and Nellie May Lemon Cortez. He was Christian by faith and had attended Lincoln High School. John had worked at the United Defense Plant in Anniston as a machine operator building tanks for the U.S. Army. John is survived by four sons, John (Sandra Cortez, Kevin (April) Cortez, Randy Cortez, and Steven Cortez, all of Alabama. He is also survived by five grandchildren; one brother, Fred Cortez, and one sister, Janie Marsh, both of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Joyce Cortez, who died in 2004, and one sister, Mary Kay Wier. A private burial service will be held at the Locust Grove Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.