John Cortese passed away peacefully at his home in Houghton Lake, Mich., on Aug. 8, 2014.
John was predeceased by his parents, Al and June Cortese, and is survived by his sister, Anne Santarone (Mike), and niece, Kristen of Jacksonville, Fla.
John was a Florida State General Contractor and a commercial fisherman while living in Cudjoe Key. He enjoyed many friends throughout the Lower Keys.
He also leaves behind his life partner of 27 years, Joe Garvin, formerly of Cudjoe Key.
A celebration of life will be at a later date. Eternal Reefs will be both of their final resting place.