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Janero “JC” Cortese

01/09/1969 - 11/08/2023
Service Date: 01/06/2024
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: Bunker University Chapel, 3529 E. University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85213

Janero (JC) Cortese passed away on November 8, 2023.  He was born on 1/9/1969, in Cortland, NY.

He is survived by his mother, Gail Cortese of Gilbert, AZ, brother, Rudy of Leicester, NC, son, Cody Cortese, daughter, Kailee Cortese, and grandchildren Giovanni, Waylon, and Emelina.  Also survived by son, Josh Davis and grandchildren.  His father, Rodolfo Cortese, had predeceased him.  In addition, he has numerous cousins, aunts, and uncles. nieces and nephews who loved him.

He was the Arizona State Junior Fiddle Champion going on to be the Arizona State Fiddle Champion and Four Corners State Champion.  He played with the Band Young Country and also briefly toured with Kenney Chesney.

When he could. JC would fish for those elusive large mouth bass and ride his motorcycle.

He lived a full life, but battled along the way, having beat leukemia and prior strokes.

But the Lord had plans for him and took him from us too soon to be with his family and other friends to play music. ride free and fish forever.

JC, we miss you, we love you, play on.

A Celebration of Life will be held for JC on Saturday, January 6, 2024. at 11AM at Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 E. University Dr., Mesa.  For more information go to www.bunkerfuneral.com.  Please come and celebrate his life with us, as this is what he would want.



Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.



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