Emmett J. Courtright

Died: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Fri., Feb. 02, 2018
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Feb. 02, 2018
Location: Barber Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Feb. 03, 2018
Location: Barber Funeral Home

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Emmett Jay Courtright

age 65 of Horseheads, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 29, 2018 at Cayuga Medical Center of Ithaca, NY. He was born August 4, 1952 in Elmira, NY to the late Francis E. and Wanda L. (Stanton) Courtright. He is survived by his wife, Kay (Nichols) Courtright; daughter, Melissa (Gordon) Murray of Milford, CT; son, Darren (Angela) Courtright of Binghamton, NY; grandchildren, Connor, Gillian, and Cameron Murray; godson, Christopher Hammond of Erin, NY; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law,

Ellen Walle, Howard (Paula) Nichols, Sharon (Jim) Nichols and Penny (John) Nichols all of Erin, NY; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, extended family members and many friends.

 Emmett was also predeceased by his sister, Sheila Courtright, nephew, Jeremy Heath, and sister-in-law, Lynette Collins. Emmett was employed as a rural carrier with the US Postal Service in Ithaca, NY, a NRLCA member and union steward, and a former proprietor of Casablanca in Horseheads, NY. Emmett was an avid golfer, having been raised at Francourt Farms Golf Course (now Soaring Eagles Golf Course).  He enjoyed spending time with family and at his pool. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads NY on Friday Feb. 2, 2018 from 1-3:00 and 5-7:00 pm. His service will take place there on Saturday at 10:00 am with his neighbor and friend, Minister Scott Shaw officiating. Burial to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads.


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Loretta Moss
   Posted Wed January 31, 2018
You will be greatly missed my friend. I shall always remember your great sense of humor and encouraging way you had about you. May you rest in peace and drive those golf balls far in heaven. My condolences to your family. God bless you all in this difficult time. May the wonderful memories you shared carry you. Lovingly, Loretta

Sylvia Clark (Groff)
   Posted Wed January 31, 2018
My sincere sympathy to the family. I knew AJ since I was a child since our parents were very good friends. We attended the same church and school. The news of his passing has saddened many classmates. He will always be remembered fondly. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

Gerald Pickering
   Posted Wed January 31, 2018
So sorry to hear of his passing. Emmett always had a smile.....great guy for sure. Fellow graduate.

Georgia Eastman
   Posted Thu February 01, 2018
Emmett was my supervisor for a time at Verizon and was such a great guy. After I retired I used to see him once in awhile delivering mail in the Lansing area and he would always have a good word and a smile. RIP Emmett you will be missed!!!

Joe DiCinti
   Posted Fri February 02, 2018
So saddened to hear of Emmett’s passing. I always enjoyed our conversations about our jobs, families, and golf on my many trips to the Ithaca Post Office. A more pleasant, sincere and dedicated postal worker I’m sure I’ve never met. He will be missed. Prayers to his loving family.

Bob Jenkins
   Posted Sat February 03, 2018
I am very sorry to lose an old friend. He had a great intramural volleyball team in Jr. High. Good memories help at this sad time.