Samuel D. Cortright, 71, of Candor, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, January 13, 2018. Sam was predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Cassandra “Cassie” Cortright; son, Tommy Cortright; He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Susanne and Brent Chaffee; son, John (Danielle) Cortright; three grandchildren, Yvette, Alexander, Connor; three great-grandchildren, Piper, Audrick, Perseis; two sisters and brother-in-law, Dawn and George Myers, Donna and Jerry Gavette; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Sam managed several local grocery stores. He will be remembered for his love of music, especially, Elvis Presley. A celebration of Sam’s life will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bostwick Gallery, 1121 Route 96, Candor, with the Rev. Philip Jordan, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Samuel D. Cortright’s memory to the Candor Fire Department, P.O. Box 142, Candor, NY 13743. Condolences may be made to Sam’s family at www.emfaheyfuneralhome.com.