He was born Sept. 28, 1919 in Far Rockaway, N.Y.. He was a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, class of 1941.
Dr. Cort also graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and lived in Fairmont, W.Va. from 1951 to 1984, where he was in private practice as an obstetrician/gynecologist and practiced at Fairmont General Hospital.
Dr. Cort served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Navy in World War II, and was awarded a bronze star for his service in the Pacific. He had been past president of the Rotary Club in Fairmont. After moving to Vero Beach upon his retirement, he was a violinist and charter member and past president of the Treasure Coast Symphony. He was a member of the Moorings Club, a member of the Moorings Property Owners Association Board of Governors and a member of the Center for the Arts.
Survivors include his wife, Doreen (Greenfield); sons Clinton A. of Charlotte, N.C., Stephen C. of Madisonburg, Pa. and John C. of Santa Fe, N.M.; daughters, Charlene C. Kiefer of Vienna, Va., Gail C. Ambuske of Kent, and Wendy Recktenwald of Washington, Pa.; and 11 grandchildren. His first wife, Barbara Clinton Cort, died previously.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Trinity Episcopal Church in Vero Beach, Fla., the Rev. Robert K. Smith officiating. Burial will be in Fairmont, W. Va. Arrangements were made by the Cox-Gifford Funeral Home in Vero Beach, Fla.
Memorials may be sent to the Treasure Coast Symphony, P.O. Box 4169, Fort Pierce, Fla, 34948, the Center for the Arts, 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, Fla., or the American Cancer Society, Portage County Unit, 1640 Franklin Ave., Kent.