James “Jimmy” Cortez, age 51, passed away unexpectedly on February 3rd, 2018.
Born on August 19th, 1966, in Houston, Texas, he was a longtime resident of
Northern California who will always be remembered as a loving son, brother, uncle,
and friend to many. A sports, fishing, race car, and motorcycle fanatic, Jimmy was,
above all, defined by his heart to help those in need. He is survived by his parents,
Ron and Peggy Cortez; brothers and sister Tom (Lisa), Nikki (John) Ledbetter, Jack
(Courtney), and Casey (Libby); nephews Neil, Blake, Mason, Will, and Grant; and
nieces Cassidy, Kennedy, and Lexi.
Family, friends, and others whose lives Jimmy touched are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial
on Saturday, February 17th, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 440 La
Gonda Way, Danville. Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Knights of Columbus
Council 4060 or the American Heart Association.