Patricia J. Cortez
Feb. 25, 1928-July 29, 2012
Patricia Baker Cortez CORTEZ, Patricia J. age 84 of Fairborn, Ohio, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2012. Pat was born to the late Galen and Gladys Baker on February 25, 1928 in Casstown, Ohio. She married Robert Cortez on April 1, 1967 in Fairborn, Ohio. Pat worked as a Civil Servant at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio retiring after 26 years of service. She was a strong supporter of the arts and military affairs activities in the Dayton region and lifelong member of the Officers’ Wives Club at Wright Patterson Air Force Base as well as Eglin AFB, Florida, and Hickam AFB, Hawaii. Pat is survived by her husband, Robert Cortez; son, John W. McCance; granddaughters, Lauren and Katie McCance. She was preceded in death by her older brother William G. Baker formerly of Springfield, Ohio; survived in death by her younger sister Judith (William) Pantle of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania; and sister-in-law, Wanda Baker of Tampa, Florida. A private funeral is scheduled for August 3, 2012. The family has requested in lieu of flowers that donations be made in her name to any of the following organizations: Miami Valley Military Affairs Association Foundation, c/o Greene Giving, 25 Greene Street Xenia, Ohio 45385; WPAFB Spouses Club Scholarship Program, WPOSC, P. O. Box 67, Fairborn, Ohio 45324; Culture Works, 126 North Main Street, Suite 210, Dayton, Ohio 45402; Salvation Army of Hawaii and Pacific Islands, 2950 Manoa Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822. Condolences may be expressed to her family at www.NewcomerDayton.com or by mail to: Family of Patricia J. Cortez, 2406 Hillsdale Drive, Beavercreek, Ohio 45431.