George J. Cort

 

 

George J. Cort of West Palm Beach, Florida died peacefully on August 26, 2018. He was 82.  George was born and raised in Boston, and it was the piano at a local YMHA that was the start of his illustrious career in the music industry. His performances included playing at the White House for Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon, and a special appearance for Ronald Reagan at the Kennedy Center.  He spent years as the Music Director at the Hay Adams Hotel in Washington, DC, at the Rainbow Room at Rockefller Center and the Waldorf Astoria in New York. George’s genuine outgoing personality left a lasting impression on everyone he met. His passion for music was matched only by his passion for family. He was the dear son of the late Samuel Jacob Cort and Dorothy (Gordon) Cort. Dear uncle of Lorna Cort Macleod and her husband David L. Macleod, Ronald Cort, Clifford Cort and his wife Carey, Jack Cort and his wife Jeanine, and Glenn Cort and his wife Brooke. Great uncle of Shaina and Leah, Jason and Amanda, Vail and Caroline, Matthew and Cameron, Katelyn, John and Michael. Dear great-great uncle of Elsa and Max. Loving brother of William Cort, and the late Selma Romanow and Arthur Cort. Services at Sharon Memorial Park Chapel, 43 Dedham St., Sharon, on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 12 noon. Following interment, memorial observance will be at the home of Jack and Jeanine Cort until 8 pm. In lieu of flowers remembrances in his memory may be made to the New England Conservatory of Music, 290 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115.

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