Joaquin Cortina

Joaquin Cortina

November 30, 1974  ~  October 10, 2021

Joaquin Cortina passed away at the age of 46 after fighting a long and hard battle of complications due to Covid. He was born in San Jose and settled in Modesto in 1998 where he was currently employed at Sun-Opta.

He was a loving, compassionate, and hardworking man. He loved spending time with his wife, kids and family. He always took pictures and videos of every family gathering and wanted to keep making as many memories as possible. He was the definition of a family man.

Joaquin is survived by his loving wife Brandy; four children, Athena, Epitacio, Desiree, and Reina Cortina; and a grandchild on the way; siblings Angie Rios, Epitacio Cortina, Jimmy Cortina, Peter Cortina, Jose Prieto, Esmeralda Wilson, and Hortencia. He is also survived by his father Santiago and mother Angelita.  He was preceded in death by his oldest son Joaquin Jr. Cortina and brother Juan Prieto.

Funeral Services will be held at 4pm on Friday, October 29, 2021 at Allen Mortuary located at 247 N. Broadway in Turlock with visitation until 6pm.


  • Bette Prieto October 27, 2021 3:57 am

    We ALL Love and Miss you Joaquin!! I will ALWAYS CHERISH the wonderful times we had together and feel so BLESSED to be a part of THIS FAMILY!! You’re a Wonderful Brother-N-Law and I will NEVER forget you!! Love You… Xoxo
    Bette Prieto

  • Rose Silva Anson Esparza October 29, 2021 7:45 pm

    May the lord heal my families hearts Joaquin was a good man to his wife brandy and my Grandchildren he will be their miss

  • Dolores October 29, 2021 9:13 pm

    Primo I never had the chance to spend time with you someting always came up..and I thought we stilll had plentey of time.. we were supposed to get together for my daughter’s quinceanera but then covid happened.But I sure am learning quick not to take anything for granted..some of my memories in my younger years are growing up with you guys sharing my Summers and holidays those times always meant the most to me.. you are truly missed but God needed you more We all now have and Angel watching down on us..Rest In Peace Primo

  • Erin & Julian October 29, 2021 11:45 pm

    Love and light to you Joaquin and the entire family. Love from your nephew, Julian.

  • Essi Wilson October 30, 2021 12:50 am

    Thank you for being the most loving Big Brother. The memories with you will always be dear to my heart. Thank you for loving my little family like you did. I love you Brother.

  • Elaine October 30, 2021 9:50 pm

    Love u cuz rip now your wit ur son and brother

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