Scott Robert Cortez
Dec. 27, 1996 Nov. 7, 2017

Scott Robert Cortez, 20, of Waukesha, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Spring, Texas. He was born in Waukesha on Dec. 27, 1996, the son of Jerry and Kathleen (Rydzik) Cortez. He was a 2015 graduate of Waukesha South High School, where he was an honor student. After high school he joined the U.S. National Guard, and also attended UW-Whitewater, pursuing a degree in accounting and earning a 3.8 grade-point average. He enjoyed following the Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks, Wisconsin Badgers and his beloved Tennessee Titans.

Scott is survived by his parents, Jerry Cortez and Kathleen Cortez of Waukesha; brothers David (Amanda), Jeremy, and Sean, as well as numerous cousins, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1050 White Rock Ave., Waukesha, followed by a 7 p.m. memorial service. Memorials to the family appreciated.