Marian E. Cortright

Marian E. Cortright


Passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at the age of 98. She is predeceased by her husbands Harmon Wietz, James Williams and George Cortright, her son Dean Wietz, sister Helen Kucey, her brother and sister-in-law Francis and Lois Teller. She is survived by her daughter Wendy Heffer, grandchildren Devon (Gina Castillo) Heffer, Ross (Alison) Heffer, Darren (Joy) Wietz, Patrick Wietz, her daughter-in-law Molly (Paul) Lambert, step-daughters Charlotte (Norman) Wright, Lynn Allen, great grandchildren Jack Heffer, Lily Heffer and Jameson Wietz, nieces, nephews and many other extended family members.

Marian was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Brockport and worked in the payroll department at Kodak until her retirement in 1980, shortly after she and George married. She loved to garden, especially vegetables and she adored cardinals.

Marian was happiest spending summers at the lakeside cottage in Hamlin where she and George tended their gardens and watched the boats off the dock.  On rainy days there was always a chair to refinish and a caned seat to replace, a skill that she taught herself.  She loved every little kid she met and her cookie jar was always full.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 10 – 11 AM with a Celebration of Life at 11:00 AM.

A Graveside Service will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

Marian’s family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Cottage Grove in North Chili where she lived for the past 9 years of her life. Their love for her, and dedication to their work was evident in the way they enjoyed her company and took such great care of her. We are forever grateful.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may donate in Marian’s honor to the Rochester Presbyterian Home Foundation, 256 Thurston Rd., Rochester, NY 14619, to help their residents whose finances have been depleted continue receiving care at Cottage Grove.