Cover photo for Sherman Kortright's Obituary
Sherman Kortright Profile Photo

Sherman Kortright

January 23, 1929 — November 2, 2022

Neversink, New York

Sherman Kortright

Sherman Kortright, a lifetime resident of Neversink, NY, passed away peacefully at home on November 2, 2022.  He was 93.

He was born January 23, 1929 to the late Earl and Bertha Kortright in Neversink, NY.  On December 3, 1949, he married the love of his life, Violet Furman of Hasbrouck.  He was a retiree from Operating Engineers Union, working as a Master Mechanic at Sullivan Highway Products in Liberty.  As a veteran of the US Army, he proudly served our country in World War II and in the Korean War.  Sherman was a true outdoorsman and sportsman who loved spending time in the woods, hunting, fishing, riding his 4-wheeler, and cutting firewood.  He was a “jack of all trades”; a carpenter, electrician, plumber, and mechanic; there wasn’t anything he couldn’t do!  As a talented woodworker, he took great pleasure in making things for others.

Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Violet Furman Kortright; four children, Donald Kortright and his wife Leonna, Gary Kortright and his wife Sharon, Pamela Hamlin and her husband Cliff, and Mark Kortright and his wife Merri; eight grandchildren, Christina Kortright, Michael Kortright, Heather Leudemann, Amanda Hulsey, Lane Kortright, Jaclyn Hamlin, Scott Hamlin, and Joshua Kortright; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by eight brothers, Gilbert, Ivan ”Bob”, Clifford, Albert “Mike”, Preston, Earl “Pete”, Roy “Dutch”, and Milton “Mitt”.

Graveside services and burial with military honors will be Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 10 AM in the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery.  The Rev. Bridgette LeConey will officiate.

Memorial contributions in Sherman’s name may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Ct., Newburgh, NY 12550.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley, Liberty, NY.  845-292-0001 or 845-439-5200 or

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Sherman Kortright, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Graveside Service

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Grahamsville Rural Cemetery

, Neversink, NY 12765

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 65

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree