Sunday, December 11, 2011

Le Roy Cortez on Process

Le Roy Cortez

11271 - Lonesome 7-7203
(Justin Tubb, Cedarwood Music, BMI)

11272 - Band 1-Chime Bells
(Bob Miller & Elton Britt, Bob Miller BMI)
Band 2-Yodeling Cowboy
(Le Roy Cortez, Process Music BMI)

Process 117



Note : On Process, Le Roy Cortez and his band backed Susie Lee Young ("Pretty Loretta Lynn", Process 164) and Smokey Monroe (Process 122).

Le Roy Cortez was born on March 3, 1925, in Ellwood City to the late Frank Cortez and Filomena Keevis Cortez. Leroy served with the U.S. Navy from August 28, 1943 to October 23, 1947 as a Seaman First Class. He served in both the European and American Theatres. Leroy then worked at the U.S. Steel Ellwood City plant until the plant closed in 1975. He also was a school bus driver for Zona Busing Co. for many years.

Mr. Cortez was Catholic by faith. He was a member of the VFW Post No. 252, the American Legion Post No. 157. Leroy was a well known musician in the area. He played the guitar and was the lead singer for his band "Leroy Cortez & The Outlaws".

Le Roy Cortez passed away at his residence on Thursday February 3, 2011 at 4:15 a.m.

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