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Obituary of Stephen Caughey


Stephen Caughey, 72, of Cortland, NY passed away on Thursday April 18, 2024. He was born on March 19, 1952, the son of the late Warren and Mary Louise Caughey.


Stephen was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He graduated from Cortland Highschool and went to work as a mold technician for Rubbermaid. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and archery. To his family and friends, he was funny and witty, with a quiet sense of humor. Stephen loved being with his family, and everyone loved being around him. He will be greatly missed.

Stephen is survived by his wife of 51 years Alice Caughey, his children Chris Caughey, Joe (Michelle) Caughey, and Stephaney (John) Powell, his sisters Kathy Stockton, Carol (Mike) Kannellis, and Jeanne Gablenz, his grandchildren Sidney, Leah, and Gusto Powell, Harper and Savanna Warfield, and his cat Lulu.

In addition to his parents, Stephen is predeceased by his brothers Richard and Tom Caughey, his brother in laws Joseph Stockton and Scott Gablenz, and his beloved dog Annie.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday May 4, 2024 at 12pm at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland, NY, with Father Joesph Zareski officiating. Calling hours will follow at the funeral home from 1-3pm. A gathering will follow at 3:30pm at the Cortland Elks Lodge 748, 9 Groton Ave., Cortland, NY.

In lieu of flowers, go throw a ball with a kid, take someone fishing, or go for a walk in the woods.

To offer online condolences please visit www.wright-beard.com.

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