Angel Luis Cortes, Sr.September 25, 1936 ~ May 22, 2020 (age 83)
Angel Luis Cortes, Sr., age 83 of Morrisville, PA, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 22, 2020 at Jefferson Bucks Hospital, Langhorne, PA.
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he was raised there by his grandmother until the age of 14. Then, he joined his sister in New York City where he met Marta. They were soon married, lived in New York and Trenton, NJ, and after having their 4th child, settled in Morrisville, PA where they lived for over 50 years. Prior to his retirement, he was employed with Homasote Corporation in Ewing, NJ as a boiler operator.
Angel was known by all as a kind, friendly, and compassionate man. He was a devoted husband to the love of his life, Marta, for 64 years. As a father and grandfather, Angel’s greatest treasure was his family. He was greatly respected by his extended family, siblings, and friends, and will always be remembered for his generous way of supporting his family.
A wonderful sense of humor and a quick wit, he loved to laugh, tell jokes, and share his life stories, which he would often embellish. His charisma, charm, and wit followed him through life, allowing him to make new friends wherever he went.
Together, Angel and Marta cared for their family, traveled to their timeshare in Florida, and were always ready to feed and entertain guests. In his younger years, Angel played on several men’s softball leagues and enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Family gatherings were a favorite opportunity to play dominos, music, and movies. Throughout his life, Angel was a true movie and TV buff. He shared all he had with his family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and took great pride spending quality time with them to the very end of his life.
Son of the late Herminio and Santos (Ortiz) Cortes, beloved husband of Marta Rivera Cotta Cortes, and devoted father to his 4 children, Angel Luis Cortes, Jr. (wife Cynthia) of Yardley, PA, Herman Cortes (wife Julie) of Hamilton, NJ, Rose Mary Gaffney (husband Bob) of Easton, PA, and Danny Cortes of Morrisville, PA. Grandfather of Jessica Cortes (husband Jeffrey), Bobby (wife Caitlin) and Sarah Gaffney, Rachel, Jon and Madison Cortes, great-grandfather of Kyan Morris and Jane Gaffney, and brother of the late Aida Vasquez, Leticia Robles, and Jose Manuel Acosta of Trenton, and uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his parking lot service at 12:30 PM on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at the J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel, 41 W. Trenton Ave., Morrisville, PA. A drive-by viewing will be held on Sat., May 30, 2020 from 11:30 – 12:30 PM at the funeral home. Please enter through the rear entrance off of Maple Ave., and exit our front entrance onto Trenton Ave. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR VEHICLES.
Vehicles wishing to attend the parking lot services may re-enter from Maple Ave., and will be directed where to park. AGAIN – DO NOT LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE. You may roll down your windows and will be given the opportunity to participate in the services.
His interment will be held privately.