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Tuesday August 13th, 2019
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Interment following funeral service

Wednesday August 14th, 2019

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Wednesday August 14th, 2019

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Russell J. Kortright

Russell J Kortright, resident of Kerhonkson, passed away peacefully at 93 years old on Saturday, August 10, 2019. He was born to George and Mabel Kortright on July 29, 1926, at home in Mombaccus. He served proudly as a member of the military police in World War II. He loved picking blueberries, and he enjoyed all kinds of outdoor activities, including tending his gardens. He hunted, fished, and loved the mountains, especially going off the beaten path and into the woods.

Russell is survived by Lois, his wife of 65 years. He is also survived by his sons, Russell D Kortright (Heidi) of Pennellville, New York, Kevin C Kortright (Joann) of Greenwich, New York, Keith G Kortright (Colleen) of Kerhonkson, and Gary S Kortright (Pam) of Kerhonkson. As well as his grandchildren, Anna (Lewis), Emily, Kevin R, Keith M, and Katie. He is predeceased by multiple siblings and survived by his sister, Alice Smith of Napanoch and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, August 13 from 4-7 in the evening at H.B. Humiston Funeral Home in Kerhonkson. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home the next morning at 11. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Stone Ridge, New York. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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A candle was lit in memory of Russell Kortright

Pamala (Booth) Roberts Aug 31 2019 12:00 AM

Lois and Family and ALL the Kortright Family,
And especially to Russell today,
always Thank You for ALWAYS being there in a moments

Doug in the woods Aug 16 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Russell Kortright

JUDY HASBROUCK Aug 14 2019 12:00 AM

Diana Lenard
Our deepest condolences to you Lois and your beautiful family.
It was an honor to know him
May he Rest In Peace.

Diana Lenard Aug 14 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Russell Kortright

Gene and MaryEllen Cannizzaro Aug 13 2019 12:00 AM

An ILLUMINATION ALL WHITE CENTERPIECE was ordered on August 13, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Aug 13 2019 12:00 AM

Our condolences to Lois and the Kortright family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I've known Russell my entire life. I grew up on Rochester Center Road across from the sand/gravel bank. One of my memories of him is "picking up" my friend Wyatt and I in the scoop loader every now and then when we were playing there. We got a big thrill out of that. He was a kind and gentle man. Rest In Peace my friend.

Milton and Patricia O'Bryon Aug 13 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Russell Kortright

Nancy Tierney Aug 13 2019 12:00 AM

I realized that Russel will be buried at Fairview where my dad is also buried. Friends are gathering...

D. Krom Aug 12 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Russell Kortright

Steven & Teresa Coddington Aug 12 2019 12:00 AM

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