Resolution J1536-2013

Honoring the life of Paul A. Cortright, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community



  • Apr 30, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 26, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring the life of Paul A. Cortright, distin-
guished citizen and devoted member of his community

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body  to  pay  tribute  to
citizens  of  the  State  of New York whose lifework and civic endeavors
served to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great
State of New York; and
  WHEREAS, Paul A. Cortright died on October 31, 2012, at the age of 73;
  WHEREAS, Paul Cortright retired from the United States Army as  Master
Sergeant in 1981 after 23 years of service; and
  WHEREAS, Paul Cortright's military decorations include a Purple Heart,
the  Meritorious  Service  Medal,  the  Army  Commendation Medal, a Good
Conduct Medal, the Combat Infantry Badge, the Vietnam Service Medal, the
Armed Services Expeditionary Medal and the Army Recruiter Badge; and
  WHEREAS, Paul Cortright lived in Redwood, New York, after his  retire-
ment  from  the  Army,  thereafter  embarking on a 19-year career in the
Security Section of Fort Drum, retiring in 2000; and
  WHEREAS, Paul Cortright dedicated his time and passion to the American
Legion, serving as New York State American Legion Commander from 2004 to
2005, as well as Commander of the John B. Lyman Post No. 904 located  in
Alexandria Bay, and the Jefferson County Commander; and
  WHEREAS,  Paul  Cortright  served in numerous other state and national
leadership positions, such as Vice Chairman  of  the  Foreign  Relations
Council,  and  the  American  Chairman of the American/Canadian Goodwill
Committee remembering fallen heroes; and
  WHEREAS, In 2001, Paul Cortright was honored  as  Legionnaire  of  the
Year, Jefferson County, Fifth District, Department of New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Paul  Cortright  is survived by his wife of 53 years, Linda,
and his three sons, Paul, Jr., David and Randy, as well as 11 grandchil-
dren; and
  WHEREAS, Paul Cortright leaves behind a legacy which will long  endure
the  passage  of  time  and will remain as a comforting memory to all he
served and befriended; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
mourn  the death of Paul A. Cortright, distinguished citizen and devoted
member of his community; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Paul A. Cortright.


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