Alberta J. Cortright


Alberta J. Cortright, 80, died peacefully Friday, April 25, 2014, at her home on Merrill Drive in South Dayton, N.Y.

She was born July 13, 1933, in Gowanda, N.Y., the daughter of the late Alton and Madolin (Ganslow) Trombley.

“Birdie” was the co-founder of the South Dayton Builders Supply and Cortright’s Floral Shop from which she retired following 41 years of service to the community.

She was a member of the Fredonia Memorial Unit 59 American Legion Auxiliary and the Silver Creek Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Alberta loved her dogs, Sherry and Demon and her parrot, Baby. She also loved her adopted family: Gene Palmer, Jenifer Raynor, and Douglas and Kathleen Raynor, who were there for her in her battle with Alzheimer’s.

She is survived by her daughter, Deborah A. Cortright; a brother, David (Carol) Trombley; nephew, David (Amy) Trombley; a grandniece, Sara Trombley; and a grandnephew, Lucas Trombley, all of South Dayton, N.Y.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Cortright, who died Nov. 25, 1996.

Visitation will be held at the funeral chapel on Monday from 4-7 p.m.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 28, 2014, at 7 p.m, at Hills Funeral Chapel, 478 Balcom Corners, South Dayton, N.Y. Pastor Thomas Maynard will be officiating.

Burial will be in the Villenova Cemetery in South Dayton.

Family suggests memorials to Alzheimer’s Association WNY Chapter, 2805 Wehrle Drive Suite 6, Williamsville, NY 14221.