Tony Cortez, 87, of Winters, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2011 in Davis. He had been an area resident for 61 years.
Tony was born May 27, 1923 in Vacaville, CA to Isabel and Antonio Cortez. When he was a child, his family relocated to Spain and in 1947 Tony moved back to California, settling in Winters. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, wine making, gardening, cooking traditional Spanish foods and loved to entertain.
Tony is preceded in death by his son, Tony.
Tony is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Isabel; children: Isabel and David; grandchildren: Debbie, James, Tony, Melanie and Jessica; great grandchildren: Aubree, Fernando, Michael and Isabel as well as numerous other extended family.
A Rosary was recited Thursday, April 28, 2011 and a Mass was held Friday, April 29, 2011 both at St. Anthonys Catholic Church. Interment took place at Winters Cemetery.