Evelyn M. Cortezi, 91, public health nursing supervisor

October 07, 2005

Evelyn M. Cortezi, a retired nursing supervisor and former Towson resident, died of cancer Sept. 29 at Oak Crest Village in Parkville. She was 91.

She was born Evelyn Mockard in Baltimore and raised on West 23rd Street.

Mrs. Cortezi was a graduate of Western High School. She also attended the Franklin Square Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1933. She earned her bachelor's degree in nursing in 1963 from the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

She began working in 1948 as a public health nurse with the old Baltimore Bureau of Public Health Nursing, and in 1960, became a nursing supervisor with the Baltimore City Department of Social Services.

Six years later, she returned to her former agency as a senior public health nursing supervisor, a position she held until retiring in 1974.

She was a member of the Maryland Nursing Association.

Mrs. Cortezi, who lived for many years in Hampden until moving to the Ridgely Condominiums in Towson, enjoyed traveling.

She was married for 41 years to Nicholas D. Cortezi, a retired city police officer, who died in 1978.

Services were Saturday.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Ralph N. Cortezi of Towson; a daughter, Margaret C. Goodman of Timonium; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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