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Hospicio Lorilla Cortes

May 20, 1930 — October 9, 2022

Paw Paw

Hospicio Lorilla Cortes (better known as HC), age 92, of Paw Paw, Michigan, passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2022. He was born in Bicol, Philippines on May 20, 1930, the son of the late Domingo and Ana (Pastora) Cortes. He graduated from the University of the East, where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration. He earned his Master of Industrial Management at the University of the Philippines. He moved his family from the Philippines to the United States in 1969. He was the first Filipino American to pass the Illinois CPA exam in 1972. He worked for Upjohn Philippines and American Hospital Supply in Chicago. He was reunited with Upjohn International in 1972, which allowed him to settle his family in the Kalamazoo area. He was a member of the Philippine American Association of Southwest Michigan (PAASM). He was a former member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Paw Paw, where he served on the board and as Treasurer. He was a current member of St. Augustine Cathedral in Kalamazoo. HC was an avid fisherman and loved spending time on the water at his Eagle Lake home. He had a passion for golf and enjoyed golfing with fellow retired Upjohn friends, who to everyone’s amazement, witnessed HC hit a hole-in-one! His pride and joy was groundskeeping on his lake property.

HC will be fondly remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife of sixty-four years, Socorro (Zambrano) Cortes. They were united in marriage on December 14, 1958. He leaves to cherish his memory four children, Joseph Z. Cortes, Cynthia Cortes (Blake) Dilsworth, Edward Z. (Marcy) Cortes, and Ronald Z. Cortes; eight grandchildren, Cecelia, Casey, Allyson, Andrew Robert, Robert Cody, Carson Cortes, Audrey, and Jackson; one brother, Lorenzo Cortes and one sister, Antonietta Cortes. He was preceded in death by one son, Robert Z. Cortes in 1978; and two brothers, Jovencio Cortes and Domingo Cortes Jr.

Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at Langeland Family Funeral Homes Burial and Cremation Services, 3926 S 9 th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, where a Rosary service will take place at 12:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2022, at St. Augustine Cathedral, 542 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, with interment to follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the Robert Z. Cortes Memorial Fund. Please visit to view the online obituary, sign the guest book, and leave messages for the family.

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Thursday, October 13, 2022

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Langeland Family Funeral Home Burial & Cremation Services

3926 South 9th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

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Funeral Mass

Friday, October 14, 2022

Starts at 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

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Graveside Service

Friday, October 14, 2022

2:30 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

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