Passed Away On: January 29, 2023

Jose Luis Cortez passed away in Hollister, CA on January 29, 2023, at the age of 68.

He was born in Michoacán, Mexico, and became an orphan at a young age. He met and married his wife Maria Rios in Michoacán, Mexico in 1973. He came to Hollister from Los Angeles in 1980.

He was preceded in death by his beloved son Michael Cortez. He is survived by his wife Maria Cortez, his children Johnny (Cindy) Cortez of Hollister, Fernando (Melinda) Cortez of Hollister, his brother Frederico of San Juan, his sisters Carmen of Colorado, Lupe of Los Angeles, and Soledad of Los Angeles.

He is also survived by his grandchildren Johnny Jr, Mariah, Jayden, Corina, Lizzette, Demarie, Mariza, Dominic, Innocente, Dario, and Angelina.

Jose Luis was a hardworking man who enjoyed watching TV, listening to music, and talking to family and friends. He took a lot of pride in making decorative pieces for his son Michael’s headstone.


Black-Cooper-Sander Funeral Home & Crematory

 363 7th St.  Hollister, California 95023

The Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m.

Funeral Service:

Saint Benedict Catholic Church

1200 Fairview Road, Hollister, CA 95023

Graveside Service:

Calvary Cemetery

1100 Hillcrest Rd Hollister.