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Beth Ann Cortina

Beth Ann Cortina (nee Nowak) Age 46 years, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 14, 2011 at Edward Hospital, Naperville. Beth Ann served the City of Naperville since January 18, 1999. She joined the Naperville Police Dept. as an Emergency Communications supervisor and was promoted to the position of Communications Manager with the department in 2006. During her career at the Naperville Police Department, Beth Ann was instrumental in the Communication's Section recognition as a Flagship Agency by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Since 2007, she served as an Illinois Executive Board Member for the Association of Public Safety Communications Official (APCO) and she also was an active member for International APCO committees. She also acquired certification through APCO as a Registered Public Leader in 2007. Preceded in death by her son, Bruce Burton Jr.; and her mother, Margaret Mary Nowak. Survived by her loving husband, Nicholas Cortina Jr.; her son, Roy Aslan (Laura) Burton; her grandson, Damian Archer Burton; her father, James George Nowak; two brothers, William Charles (Elizabeth Faith) Nowak and James John "Dusty" Nowak; one sister, Tracy Lynn (William) Thompson-Przylucki; her mother-in-law, Joan Marie Cortina Cortina; sister-in-law of Ann Marie (Daniel) Erce and Louis Cortina; numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends also survive. Memorial visitation will be held at the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home 1500 Black Road on Monday, January 17, 2011 from 5 to 9pm Memorial services will be held at the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Beth Ann's name would be appreciated to Wish Upon A Wedding, Chicago Chapter, Attn: Jon Phillips, Treasurer 4245 North Hamlin Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60618

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Dear Family and Friends of Beth Although we did not know Beth We do know and love her borther Bill and his wife Liz. We are so very ahppy to know that Beth accepted Christ as her savior and at her death was ushered into Heaven by her heavently Father. Our sympathy goes out to all those who lost a dear lady. Oyur thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you all at this most difficult time. god bless. Love Charlene and Clem Forgione NJ

January 17, 2011 at 12:00 AM Jan 2 2012 12:00 AM

To her Family and Loved Ones God bless and my condolences. I only met Beth during professional meetings but can easily say she was personable sweet and kind. Im sure she will be missed.

January 16, 2011 at 12:00 AM Jan 2 2012 12:00 AM

Dear Family & Friends of Beth,Although we did not know Beth, We do know and love her borther, Bill and his wife Liz. We are so very ahppy to know that Beth accepted Christ as her savior and at her death was ushered into Heaven by her heavently Father. Our sympathy goes out to all those who lost a dear lady. Oyur thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you all at this most difficult time. god bless.Love, Charlene & Clem Forgione, NJ

January 17, 2011 at 12:00 AM Jan 2 2012 12:00 AM

To her Family and Loved OnesGod bless and my condolences,I only met Beth during professional meetings but can easily say she was personable, sweet and kind.Im sure she will be missed

January 16, 2011 at 12:00 AM Jan 2 2012 12:00 AM