Our beloved brother passed away peacefully and went to Heaven on Friday November 30th 2018. He was born on June 24, 1962 to Jesse and Clementina Cortez in Merced, California. The first of six children he grew up in Merced, California. After receiving his degree, he moved to Los Angeles, California where he started his career. Jesse worked at AT&T for 18 years as an Area Manager. He was a leader, mentor and friend to all of his co-workers. Preceded in death by his father Jesse M Cortez, survived by his mother Clementina G. Cortez who still resides in Merced. Jesse leaves behind his wife of 10 years, constant companion, and love of his life Julie M. Cortez. Also leaves behind his daughter Genevieve Cortez and granddaughter Melody Sky Daniel. As well as his godson Manuel Munoz, stepchildren Dominic Jurado, Stephanie Jurado, and Lydia Ortiz. Brothers John Cortez (Rebecca), Joseph Cortez and sisters Maria Cortez-Perry (Lee), Martha Cortez and Patricia Cortez all from Merced. As well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Jesse enjoyed spending time with friends and family, listening to music, going to Dodgers games and his annual trips to Pismo always stopping at his favorite restaurant Jocko’s. Also enjoyed watching his favorite sports teams the Lakers, 49ers, and NASCAR. Jesse was an extremely smart, strong, driven, and hardworking man that was loved by many. He will be greatly missed by all of us whom were blessed to have had him in our lives.
Viewing December 10, 2018 4:00- 8:00 p.m. Remembrance December 10, 2018 6:00 p.m. at Ivers and Alcorn Funeral Home 901 W Main St. Merced, California
Funeral Mass Tuesday December 11th 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
671 E. Yosemite Ave Merced, California