CORTES, Jose 79, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, atSuncoast Hospice Care Center South Pinellas. He was born inSadaba, Spain, came here in1963fromZaragoza,Spain. Jose graduated from FloridaState University. Along with his wife, Delia, he owned and operated Pepin Restaurant in St. Petersburg for close to 30 years.Jose proudly served on Dali Museum board and was a Knight Grand Cross in the order of Salvador. He was an accomplished pianist and alsohad a passion for soccer,fly fishing,and golf. Most of all Jose enjoyed spending timewith his family andentertaining his friends.He was preceded in death byhis mother,AdoracionGimenez, brother-in-law, Pedro Colas, and sister-in-law, Nell Rodriguez.He is survived by his wife,Delia Cortes, daughter,Monique Cortes Massaro; son-in-law; Jim, grandchildren, Alaina and J.D.; brothers, Jesus andPepe; sisters, Isabel and Maria; and many nieces and nephews.The family would like to thank Dr. Peter Wassmer for his loving care and support during this time. A memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 12:30 pm, atSt. Paul's Catholic Church, 1800 12thSt N, St Petersburg. Donations may be made in his name to Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760. Visit the family's personalized online Guestbook at www.andersonmcqueen.com Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes 727-822-2059
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Aug. 9, 2014