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Mr.  Edwin "Choco" Cortes

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Mr. Edwin "Choco" Cort├ęs, 59, of North Main Street, passed on Friday, August 4, 2017 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident at St. Mary's Hospital. He was the husband of Nereida (Santiago) Cortes.

Edwin was born March 8, 1958 in Utuado, PR son to the late Francisco Cortes and Guillermina Rodriguez.

He was educated in PR where he spent his younger years before relocating to Vineland, NJ where he lived for many years before moving to Waterbury where he resided until his passing. Edwin was well known for his great heart of service and giving who was always willing to extend his hand to anyone without hesitation. He was an avid and faithful fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates & Steelers "Choco" as he was known by all loved and had a passion for cars.

Besides his wife and friend Nereida, his is survived by his loving daughter Xiomara Cortes, granddaughter Xioraya Veguilla, siblings Miguel Cortes, Luz Cortes, Ramon Cortes from PR, Milton Cortes and Maria Cortes from CT and Francisco Cortes from NJ, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends whom loved him dearly. He is predeceased by daughter Erica Cortes and one brother Pedro Cortes.