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Francisco Hernán Cortes Bedoya

October 25, 1933 - October 6, 2019

Loving, Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather


Service Date: October 11, 2019

In Lieu of Flowers: Please make donations in his memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. P.O. Box 1000 (Dept. 300) Memphis, TN 38148

Obituaries » Francisco Hernán Cortes Bedoya

Francisco Hernán Cortes Bedoya passed away on Sunday, October 6th 2019 at Hackensack – UMC Mountainside. He was 85.

Francisco was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador. He came to the United States on September 24th 1982 settling in Orange. He also lived in West Orange before moving to Verona in 1996.

Francisco was self-employed in Sales for many years before retiring. He was a hard-working man whose main priority was always his family and loved ones. Generous and caring almost to a fault, he would give you the shirt off of his back if he could. He loved all types of music, art and movies, and he loved to share that passion with his kids and grandkids. He and his wife came to this country for a better future for their family. He used to say he loved his beautiful Ecuador, and he loved America for giving him his dream of a better life. He more than succeeded in giving his family the future he felt they deserved to have, due to his hard work and dedication. Toto was the life of every party, and he was adored by all who encountered him for his amazing personality and caring ways. The love of his life was and always will be his beautiful wife, Marthita and the close-knit family they created together. There is peace knowing he will be reunited with his best friend and grandson Ramiro. May they both rest in eternal peace.

In addition to his grandson, Francisco was pre-deceased by his brothers: Alfonso and Ruben & his sisters, Helena, Enmita, & Myriam.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Martha (nee-Orbe); his children: Maria Reinoso and her husband, Carlos, Lucy Garcia and her husband, Edward, Francisco and his fiancée, Indiana, Fabian and his wife, Ingrid, Veronica Cortes, Carlos and his wife, Gaby; Roxana Cortes and martha Helena Conte and her husband, Dan; his sister, Victoria Cortes; his grandchildren: Cynthia Wrobel and her husband Justin, Vanessa Amaya and her husband, Luis, Alexis and her fiancé, Evan, Eddie, Amy, Timmy, Fabian, Camila, Isabella, Domenic, Anthony and Luca; and his great-grandchildren: Jordyn and Jagger Wrobel; he is also survived by his many dear nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Liturgy of Christian Burial to be offered at 10:00a.m. on Friday, October 11th 2019 at St. Aloysius R.C. Church. 219 Bloomfield Avenue., Caldwell. Entombment: Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. Visiting hours are on Thursday from 4:00 – 7:00p.m. at Par-Troy Funeral Home. 95 Parsippany Road, Parsippany (973) 887-3235. In Lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. P.O. Box 1000 (Dept. 300) Memphis, TN 38148.