Richard C. Kortes, Jr., (Rick) at the age 50, passed suddenly on Saturday, November 14, 2009 in Orlando, FL. A memorial celebrating the life of Rick Kortes will be at the West Orlando Rotary Community Center, 475 S. Kirkman Road from 6 PM to 9 PM on November 24, 2009, where he worked as chef and building maintenance. Rick was a professional welder and mechanic. Rick died doing what he loved, riding his panhead.
Rick was a good man and didn't turn down anyone needing help. Rick was born in Detroit, Michigan on August 31, 1959. He is survived by his beloved wife Mary Ann Kortes; his loving son Jonathan; his father and mother Richard and Mary Jane Kortes; his brother Duane and Susan Kortes; their siblings Franciska and Stefania; his brother Christopher Kortes and partner Vanessa; Rick's sister Kristina Avila and their siblings, Ethan and Emma; Rick's dog and cat Jack and Uno; numerous life time friends, neighbors and free riders.