Jorge Luis Cotto, age 69, passed on Saturday evening at the N.C. State Veteran’s Home in Kinston. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he was the son of Sixta Cotto and the late Bartolome Cotto. He was a member of the St. Mary Catholic Church in Goldsboro and served as a Major for the U.S. Army. Amongst his accolades, he received the Bronze Star Medal and was a decorated Intelligence Officer, to which he devotedly and valiantly served his country. Jorge not only strove to be the best for his country but also for his family as a dutiful son, husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend.
After receiving a degree in Business Administration from the University of Puerto Rico, Jorge continued his education and received a Master of Arts from Central Michigan University. Following his time in the U.S. Army, Jorge held various positions, becoming a manager of human resources and lastly, a professor at Wayne Community College.
Jorge is survived by his mother, Sixta Cotto, his loving wife, Haydee Cotto; his children, Jorge Junior Cotto, Alex Cotto and Amaris Cotto; a step daughter, Grecia Morales; step sons, Diego Morales and Angel Morales; his brothers, Carlos Cotto and Roberto Cotto; a sister, Tati Cotto; and six grandchildren.
A service of death and resurrection will be held on Saturday at 12:00 noon at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Matt Yurksaitis officiating. Family members will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home, 2873 US Hwy. 117, Dudley, NC is serving the Cotto family and online condolences may be directed to www.shumate-faulk.com.
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