Courtright, Donald G.
Endicott and Binghamton: 88, passed away peacefully into the arms of his Heavenly Father at the Susquehanna Nursing Home after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was predeceased by his mother Marguerite Retman and sister Dorothy Retman. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Jeanette, Binghamton, sons Douglas Courtright, Philip (Karrie) Courtright, both of Endicott, grandchildren Stacy (Jon) Mocarski and their children Danica and Megan, Amy (Kevin) Cannon and their children Nathan, Alyse and Elayna, step daughter Joyce (Joe) DeAngelo and children Tom, Mike, Laura (Anthony) Melville and children Olivia and Marcus. He is also survived by his previous wife Marjorie (Courtright) Downs. Donald was a man that practiced his positive Christian faith on a daily basis and was loyal and devoted to every member of his family. Upon retirement in 1984 from IBM, after 37 years, he enjoyed his daily walks at Otseningo Park and enjoyed spending his winters at his home in Florida for 20 years. A man of simple pleasures, who enjoyed walking, the beauty of his yard, loved going out for breakfast and the NY Yankees. He was a veteran of WWII serving from April 1944 to March 1946 in the 777th Air Force Base Unit serving as a Cryptographic Technician in the Asiatic Pacific Theater of Operations. He was a member of the Centenary-Chenango Street United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00am at the Barber Memorial Home, Inc., 428 Main St., Johnson City with the Rev. Mark Marino officiating. Burial will full military honors will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the Barber Memorial Home, Inc. on Tuesday from 10-11 am. In honor of Donald, the family wishes that you take time to visit someone in a nursing home. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Susquehanna Nursing Home for their loving and devoted care of Donald who became like a part of their family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association
Barber Memorial Funeral Home
428 Main Street Johnson City, NY 13790-1995
Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin from Aug. 10 to Aug. 12, 2014