Samuel James Cory
November 17, 1939 - June 5, 2021
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Private cremation services were held earlier.  Burial of his cremains at sea will take place at a later date from a Naval vessel.

Memorial Contributions

Please consider a donation to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research in memory of Sam.

Samuel James Cory, age 81, and a resident of the Town of Poughkeepsie passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 5, 2021 with his loving family by his side.  He was born in Ellsworth, Kansas on November 17, 1939, the son of Samuel and Agnes (Wolkendorfer) Cory. Sam served in the United States Navy and was…

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Amy Harrington left a message on June 11, 2021:
I am so sad to hear of Sam's passing. I worked with him in the project office at IBM in the 80s and 90s. He was the epitome of a gentleman and a pleasure to work with. The twinkle in his eye, his low key understated humor and the way he would suddenly flash that smile! I remember his heart attack back in the 90s - how he recognized the symptoms, got the 'all clear' from the hospital and then ended up back there within 24 hours - and how he educated the rest of us when he returned to work so it wouldn't happen to us. Sam was pure class in every way. We were all lucky to have known him.
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Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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