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Ernesto Luis Cortes "Vaquero"

February 26, 2021 ~ November 7, 2021


Ernesto Luis Cortes (Vaquero), 79, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at home on November 7, 2021. No services are planned at this time.

Ernesto was born on February 26, 1942, to Jesus Cortes and Elisa Olivo De Cortes in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. He grew up in Puerto Rico and New York City. Ernesto married the love of his life, Zaida in New York. He attended St. Joseph Catholic Church. Ernesto loved fixing cars and could tell the make, model, and year from a distance. He loved classic cars from the 30’s on to the 80’s. Ernesto is remembered and loved by his friends and family as Vaquero, a man who would take his shirt off his back to help anyone.

Ernesto was preceded in death by his parents, Jesus, and Elisa Cortes; his brother and sisters, Angelina Cortes, Guillermo Cortes, Manuel Cortes, Rafael Cortes, Margarita Cortes, and Alicia Cortes.

He is survived by his wife, Zaida Almodova Cortes of Texas; his adopted child, Jackie Rosado of Texas also raised and loved by Ernesto Jose Luis Medina and Lillian Torro Renteria; his first son, Ernestor Luis “Tito ”Cortez of Texas; his daughters, Elizabeth Cortez of California, Maria Eugenia Cortes Vargas of Puerto Rico; Noemi Cortez of New York, Luz Maria Cortes of New York, and Suehay Giovanna Cortez of Massachusetts; his sons, Ernestor Luis Cortez of Florida, Ricardo Cortes of New York, and Luis Antonio Cortes of Florida.

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No services are planned at this time

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