John A. Cortazzo, of Stuart, Florida, formerly resided in New Jersey, born in New York City and raised in the Bronx, passed away on December 10, 2013. He is survived by wife Wilma, sons Frank and Steven, daughter Susan Connolly, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Camille Lostrito and his son John Cortazzo, Jr. He was a United States Marine Corp. Veteran and a Retired NYPD Homicide Detective. He was an active member of the 10-13 Club of the Treasure Coast and the Port St. Lucie Elks. A Celebration of Life will be held on January 12, 2014, at 3:00 PM at the Fraternal Order of Police Hall located at 997 Macedo Boulevard in Port St. Lucie.

Published in the TC Palm on Jan. 11, 2014