Cortlandt (“Cort”) Stevens Heyniger, 69, of Bethlehem, CT, passed away at Vitas Inpatient Hospice in Waterbury on July 31st after a long illness.
He was the son of the late Cortlandt (“Bud”) and Jean (Van Valkenburg) Heyniger of Woodbury, CT.
Cort attended Rumsey Hall School and the Darrow School. He graduated from Nonnewaug High School in 1972.
In his younger days he enjoyed skiing, hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities. Indoors he loved cooking and watching sports, particularly football. He was an avid reader with a special interest in books about the Civil War and WWII.
Like his father, who co-founded Alcort Inc., Cort loved working with his hands. He was a Master Carpenter whose talents enriched the lives of many in the local area. The accomplishment he took most pride in was designing and building his Saltbox Colonial home in Bethlehem.
He had a dry sense of humor and could laugh with his eyes.
He leaves his wife, Alison (Smith) Heyniger, his sons Cortlandt Reid Heyniger, and Alexander Stevens Heyniger, and his half-sister Sage (Dunlap) Chase.
He was predeceased by his half-brother David R. Dunlap and by his beloved English Springer Spaniel Humphrey.
Due to the ongoing pandemic burial will be private at a date to be determined. Cort had many friends who will hopefully gather in small groups to share their favorite stories and celebrate his life.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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