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Ross W. Cortese
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Birth: 1916
Death: Oct., 1991
Orange County
California, USA

Business Magnate. Ross bought property in an area called Los Alamitos. He started the Rossmoor Corporation and built homes in this city. He started the Leisure World Corporation in the 1950s. These were senior living communities, 55 years of age and over. Leisure World in Seal Beach has it's own golf course, store, library, post office and many other ammenties. This senior living community is like a city within a city. He later built the Laguna Hills Leisure World, and at the time of his death he had 7 senior communities across the US. (bio by: Graving Queen of the OC) 
 
Burial:
Fairhaven Memorial Park
Santa Ana
Orange County
California, USA
Plot: Court of Serenity, East Terrace
 
Created by: Graving Queen of the OC
Record added: Apr 02, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7323545
Ross W. Cortese
Added by: Graving Queen of the OC
 
Ross W. Cortese
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God bless you Ross. You are frequently on my mind and as I look through all of the old pictures. Too bad you never got to know your goddaughter, Laura. See you one day in the after life.
- gina
 Added: Jan. 23, 2012
Kindred spirit and true friend...you were right. See you in Heaven.
-Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 30, 2011
Thank you for Rossmoor! What a wonderful place to grow up! I will always be appreciative of your development of that location. My father did business with you directly, and says you were a tough businessman. I can respect you for that too. Thanks aga...(Read more)
- Scott Wilson
 Added: Apr. 20, 2008
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