Lyn (Farinacci) Cortez
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NEWARK: A funeral service celebrating the life of Lyn (Farinacci) Cortez, age 52, of Newark, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 20, at the Newark Chapel of The Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral and Cremation Service. Burial will follow at Mound View Cemetery, Mount Vernon.
Lyn passed away Friday, March 14, 2014 in Newark at her residence. She was born January 9, 1962 in Chardon, Ohio.
Lyn was an alumnus of Miami University of Ohio, Otterbein University, and Ashland University. Lyn was an elementary school teacher at Dan Emmett Elementary in Mount Vernon, Ohio for the last 12 years and was passionate about making a difference in the lives of her students. Lyn enjoyed many different past-times including traveling, exercising, reading, spending time with her children and walking her dog.
She is survived by her three children: Caitlyn Cortez and fiancé, Brett Blacet of Portsmouth, Christina Cortez and Annemarie Haefs both of Newark; as well as her mother and step-father, Georgiann Farinacci Alexander and Dr. Robert Alexander both of Chardon. Lyn is also survived by her three siblings, Don (Donna) Farinacci of Valley City, Rex Farinacci of Mentor, and Ann (Tim) Litts of Chardon.
She was preceded in death by her father, Don Farinacci Jr.
Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at the funeral home, 59 North Fifth Street, Newark.
Please visit www.hendersonvanatta.com to view a memorial and to leave a message of condolence for the Cortez-Haefs family.
59 North 5th Street Newark, OH 43055
Published in the Advocate on Mar. 18, 2014