Irma  Cortazar

Obituary of Irma Cortazar

Irma Espinosa Widow of Cortazar Obituary 


A Life Well Lived 


Irma Cortazar was born on January 8th, 1941 and passed away peacefully on February 28th, 2024. She received her eternal wings and joined her husband Javier Marino Cortazar, and daughter Adriana Cortazar in their eternal home. Those closest to her said that she left in the same way she lived, surrounded by prayers and the love of her family. 

Irma was born in Palmira, Colombia where she lived a beautiful life filled with profound love and creating beautiful memories. Her fierce independence and timeless beauty caught the eye of her true love, Javier Marino Cortazar. She was immediately drawn to his overwhelming strength, his dedicated work ethic, and his protective nature. Marino, in turn, was enchanted by Irma's adventurous spirit, her family-rootedness, her beautiful black hair, and her dazzling eyes. The couple married in 1961 at El Señor Buen Consuelo in yumbo Colombia and had their first child, Sandra, a few years later. Irma later left Colombia and moved to New York, where she gave birth to her second child, Adriana. 

Irma loved praying, going on walks with her sisters, spending time with her grandchildren, and traveling the world. She visited Hawaii, Florida, Germany, Portugal, Italy, France, and Austria to name a few. Irma is survived by her daughter Sandra Liliana Paz, son-in-law Andres Antonio Paz, her grandchildren: Edward Javier Fernandez, Sandra Liliana Landestoy, Diana Ivette Fernandez, Jose Manuel Fernandez, Gabriel Fernandez, Adriana Isabel Paz, and Irma Giselle Paz, and her great-grandchildren: Zaiden Barone, Genesis N. Landestoy, Grace M. Landestoy, Jonah A. Landestoy, Aviana Jasmine Fernandez, Ani'yah Faith Gallego, and Willow H. Landestoy. She is also survived by numerous family members.

Irma was a God-loving woman, feisty, sweet and the best grandmother, mother, aunt, sister, and friend anyone could ask for. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Thank you for brightening all the light we cannot see. 



Obituario de Irma Cortazar 


Una vida bien vivida

Irma Cortazar nació el 8 de enero de 1941 y entrego su alma a Dios el 28 de febrero de 2024. Recibió sus alas eternas y se reunió con su esposo Javier Marino Cortazar y su hija Adriana Cortazar en su hogar eterno. Se fue de la misma manera que vivió, rodeada de oraciones y el amor de su familia.

A Irma le encantaba orar, salir a caminar con sus hermanas, pasar tiempo con sus nietos y viajar por el mundo. A Irma le sobreviven su hija Sandra Liliana Paz, su yerno Andrés Antonio Paz, sus nietos: Edward Javier Fernández, Sandra Liliana Landestoy, Diana Ivette Fernández, José Manuel Fernández, Gabriel Fernández, Adriana Isabel Paz, y Irma Giselle Paz, y sus bisnietos: Zaiden Barone, Genesis N. Landestoy, Grace M. Landestoy, Jonah A. Landestoy, Aviana Jasmine Fernandez, Ani'yah Faith Gallego y Willow H. Landestoy. También le sobreviven numerosos familiares.

Irma era una mujer amante de Dios, luchadora, cariñosa y la mejor abuela, madre, tía, hermana y amiga que cualquiera pudiera pedir. Todos los que la conocieron y amaron la extrañarán mucho. Gracias por iluminar toda la luz que no podemos ver.





12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Sun City Center Funeral Home
1851 Rickenbacker Dr.
Sun City Center, Florida, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am
Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Mission
16650 US-301
Wimauma, Florida, United States
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