In Memoriam: Lee Cort


Lee Cort

Lee Cort went home to his Lord early Tuesday morning. He was born in Philadelphia, PA, and lived in many states over the years with his wife Colette, finally settling in Canyon Lake after his retirement. He was the proud father of David and Cheryl and several grandchildren.

Lee was a pioneer in the developing field of computers, starting in the 1960s when computers ran on punch cards. He joined the Air Force directly after graduating from high school in New Jersey. His time in the military enabled him to attend college. He graduated with a degree in petroleum and chemical engineering from the University of Texas.

After a brief stint in the oil industry in Louisiana and Texas, he entered the field of computer science applications for hospitals. He was an executive with IBM, Medicus, and Stanford University Hospital.

Lee enjoyed many years of playing tennis, sailing and motor boats, and traveling all over the country in motorhomes.

Lee joyfully served his Lord many years, most recently through his work with Canyon Lake Community Church and in other ways. He was known for his generosity to both friends and strangers and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers contributions in Lee’s name be made to the Alzheimer’s Association ( or your favorite charity.