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Gary Cortina

Gary T. Cortina

Saturday, February 24th, 1962 - Monday, April 6th, 2020
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Obituary

In Loving Memory of
Gary Thomas Cortina
"Ho-Jo"

February 24, 1962 - April 06, 2020



Gary will always be known as " The Life of the party " and remains an inspiration to all.

All who new Gary loved him dearly. His dedication and self-sacrifice to family and friends will serve as a monument to the wonderful and exemplary person we know. His humility, integrity and selflessness continue to inspire those who know him.

To know Gary is to love Gary. He held his head high and gave endlessly to all. Gary had an uncanny way of teaching everyone the true meaning of life through the sharing of his love, laughter, playful nature and smile. He knew that a person's true wealth is the good he does in this world. And for those who believe that to be true, know that Gary lived a very rich life.

A poem in remembrance of Gary:

At the rising of the sun and its going down,
We remember Gary
At the blowing of the wind and the chill of the Winter,
We remember Gary
At the opening of the buds and rebirth of Spring,
We remember Gary
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of the Summer,
We remember Gary
At the rustling of the leaves and the beauty of the Autumn,
We remember Gary
At the beginning of the year and when it ends,
We remember Gary
When we are weary and in need of strength,
We remember Gary
When we are lost and sick at heart,
We remember Gary
When we have joys we yearn to share,
We remember Gary
When we have decisions that are difficult to make,
We remember Gary
When we have achievements based on him,
We remember Gary
As long as we live, Gary too will live. Gary is and will always be a part of our lives.


Gary looked at life as a journey and not a destination. With all our hearts, we say this to Gary:
"Enjoy this final journey, find what you may seek and cherish all that you may find. As we will cherish you. Thank you for all the kind memories you bestowed on us."

It was not the length, but depth of his life that mattered.

So to you Gary, we say:
"Thank you for being a great husband, son, brother, uncle, friend and Role model. We will never forget you."
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Service Details

  • Interment

    Location
    Long Island Cremation
    Address
    91 Eads St.
    WEST BABYLON, NY 11704
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Susan Cortina

Posted at 09:01am
Gary, you are my everything...you made me laugh, you made me cry, you made me mad but the most important thing you did was make me whole..you completed me...through all that we have been through in our lives you were always there for me. I don't know how I am going to live without you. You left behind so many friends and family and we were all blessed to have in our lives. I have lost the most important person in my life..you will always and I mean always been on my mind and most importantly you will always be in my heart. I'll love you for the rest of my life. My heart is broken but I'll always have our memories. Miss you so much..your loving wife, Sue
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Millie & Phil Bonaventura

Posted at 09:19pm
"Gary Cortina" will remain in our hearts forever.
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Lisa Cortina Posted at 01:56pm

Thank You So much For your Love and support. Gary was and will always be a part of our Lives.

David Cortina

Posted at 04:59pm
I'll never say goodbye

Gary my bother and friend,

Thank you for all you have done to be a special part of my life.
I will always cherish the fun times we had, our strength and the love that we shared.
A piece of me has died with you so that we will always be together.
My heart will remain heavy, but I will go on to honor you for the rest of my days.
Cheers to you Gary! I will always love you.
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Robert Keyes

Posted at 01:39pm
Rest In Peace my friend
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Posted at 09:35pm
May your tree grow as strong as our friendship
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