Daniel Cory

Obituary of Daniel James Cory

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Daniel James Cory           September 10, 1962 -  April 22, 2024


Dan passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife Sue and his friends at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee following a traumatic accident.  He was in Nashville doing what he enjoyed most; exploring a new place and meeting new people.  Dan loved people. 

     Daniel James Cory was born September 10, 1962 to George and Jane Cory, joining big brother, Dennis to make a great little family of 4.  Dan was proud to be from LeRoy/Limerock.  Family history and the history of his town meant the world to him.  He was the local historian among his group of friends and family.

     Dan graduated from LeRoy HS in 1980.  He continued to keep in touch with his classmates, being a member of the reunion committees.  He loved reconnecting and reminiscing with his classmates and former teachers. 

     Dan attended Rochester Institute of Technology, receiving a certificate in Tooling and Machining from the School of Applied Industrial Studies.  He worked as a tool maker at Kodak for 25 years.  He was encouraged to become a teaching assistant at the Applied Technical Center at Monroe Community College.  He eventually became an adjunct professor, teaching the next generation of tool makers.  Dan found a passion in teaching and often said he had missed his calling. 

     In 2002, Dan met his wife Sue, the love of his life, on a blind date.  They were married in October of 2005 and have enjoyed a great life with friends and family.  Dan became a Holley Hawk, fully supporting and attending the many activities that Sue, retired MS/HS Principal, was involved in.  He loved being involved with the faculty and students of Holley.  He was a very supportive and loving husband.  Dan and Sue have done a lot of traveling and were making plans to share a lot more experiences and fun together.  They lived in East Irondequoit before building their dream home in Webster in 2014.  Dan was fully involved in the construction process.  His attention to detail was spectacular, researching the many items that go into the building of a new home. 

     Dan was very sociable and loved being with people.  He valued his friendships and his time “shooting the breeze” with those around him.  If you knew Dan you knew a very special man.  He loved deeply and if you were a friend, you were a friend for life.  Dan was friendly and kind.  He loved sharing an old memory or an old story.  

     Family was very important to Dan.  He valued the time that he got to spend with them.  He supported them through the good times as well as through the tough times. 

     Dan is survived by his wife, Susan Cory (Menga).  His mother, Jane Cory, currently living at Heather Heights Assisted Living in Pittsford.  He is also survived by many other relatives and close friends who are family.

     Dan was predeceased by his Father, George Cory, his brother, Dennis Cory, and beloved Aunts, Marie Costa and Minnie Cory. 

     Please join us in a celebration of Dan’s life. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter’s Church, 44 Lake St., LeRoy, NY on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 11:00 AM.  Following the mass the family invites you to join us at Alleyway, 3154 State Street, Caledonia, NY, for lunch and to make a toast (or two) to our husband, son and friend.

     In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice in his name, or you can donate to the Daniel Cory Scholarship fund to be awarded annually to a student pursuing a career in the trades.  Checks to the scholarship fund can be made to Holley Central School District, referencing Dan’s Scholarship.  Holley Central School District, 3800 N. Main Street, Holley, NY 14470.


Rite of Christian Burial

11:00 am
Saturday, May 4, 2024
Our Lady of Mercy Parish - St. Peter's Church
44 Lake Street
LeRoy, New York, United States
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