Fernando Rafael Cortinas, 45, of Pleasant Hill, was born, April 25, 1973, in Bellflower, California, the son of Rafael and Ana (Cardona) Cortinas. He departed this life, Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at the Kansas City Hospice House surrounded by love and family.
Fernando was a 1991 Buena Park, California, High School graduate and a United States Army Veteran.
On June 20, 1998, he was first united in marriage to Rosana M. Vandeventer in Stanton, California; she preceded him in death on February 18, 2007. On February 14, 2009, he was united in marriage to Amie K. Harvkey in Pleasant Hill.
Fernando was employed as a Law Enforcement officer for various agency’s around the country. Fernando received the Knight of Justice Michael the Archangel Knight Chevalier Medal and was inducted into the Police Officer Hall of Fame in August 1997. He enjoyed sports especially baseball and was a gun enthusiast. He especially loved spending time with his family.
Fernando is survived by his wife Amie, two children, Harrison Cortinas and Katie Cortinas, his parents Rafael and Ana Cortinas, all of Pleasant Hill; other relatives and a host of many friends.
Recitation of the Rosary and visitation was held Friday, May 4, 2018 at the funeral home.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, May 5, 2018, at the St. Bridget Catholic Church, Pleasant Hill. Monsignor Robert Murphy officiated. Interment was in the Lone Jack Cemetery. Casket bearers were Darin Carr, Greg Dustman, Zak Harvkey, Brian Lawrence, Tim Long, and Chris Thornsberry.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Kansas City Hospice House and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550.
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