Barbara A. Cortes

    - Tom Cortes
  • "Tom, Charissa and family: My thoughts and prayers are with..."
    - Vicki and John Howlett
  • "I want to commend Tomas, Miguel, and Juan for your touching..."
    - Mike Chappuis
  • "My deepest sympathy to the Mercer family. Barbara Hudson..."
  • "Dear Mercer & Cortes Families, Although I never had the..."
    - Ray Gleespen

Barbara A. Cortes
age 81 of Massillon, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. She was born March 14, 1931 in Massillon. She was predeceased by her parents, James and Helen (Burke) Mercer; a sister, Dorothy Wesley; and a brother, George Mercer.
Barbara was a 1949 graduate of Washington High School. She went on to work at the former Massillon Community Hospital. From 1960-62 she attended the Metropolitan School of Nursing in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Survivors include three sons, Tomas (Charissa) R. Cortes, Miguel (Terri) Cortes and Juan Cortes; eight grandchildren; and two brothersl Roland Mercer and James Mercer.
Funeral services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Paquelet Funeral Home in Massillon. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:30 until the service. Friends will be received at 220 4th St. NE, Floor 1, Massillon, on Sunday from 2-6 p.m.
Paquelet Funeral Home
& Crematory

Published in The Repository from Feb. 23 to Feb. 24, 2013