Anthony Vincent Cortes passed away August 29, 2018. Anthony was born May 23, 1978 at St. Johns Hospital in Far Rockaway, New York. He was the beloved son of Edgar Fernando Cortes, Sr. and Geraldine Barry. He was raised in Norfolk and attended Lake Taylor High School.
Anthony was a self-taught builder and began his own contracting business rebuilding homes. He was a gatherer of all people and had an amazing quality of offering his friendship to everyone making them feel like family. He gladly gave his time and talents to anyone in need. Anthony was always dependable and extremely talented in rebuilding homes. He could meticulously fix anything.
Family was always Anthony’s first priority. Anthony’s most favorite times were spent with his wife, children and family who loved him and will dearly miss him. Anthony leaves behind his loving wife, Maria Cortes and two daughters, Alexa and Marissa Cortes, seven siblings, John Anthony McAlexander, Jean Harper, William Skeans, Eddie Cortes, Phillip Cortes, Don Love and Jason Gardner. He also leaves his extended family: Elie Rodriguez, Hector Cartegena, Tearo Johnson, Tyrone Johnson, Torion Ford, nineteen nieces and nephews, and multiple God Children.