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Obituary - John "Corky" A. Corcoran

John "Corky" A. Corcoran

Date of Passing: August 9th, 2008

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In lieu of flowers, contributions in Corky’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.

John "Corky" A. Corcoran Marcy Mr. John "Corky"A. Corcoran, 63, a resident of Marcy, entered into eternal life at his home, with his loving family at his bedside on Saturday, August 9, 2008 after a brief illness. He was born on June 27, 1945, in Scranton, PA, the son of the late John J. and Johanna E. Rescorla Corcoran. Corky was a graduate of Rome City schools, Rome, NY. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. On Septmeber 29, 1973, he married Karen S. Barolet in Grace Church, Utica. Corky was employed as a Development Assistant Supervisor with the Rome DDSO and ran their Powell Road home. He was an avid bowler and took great pride in coaching baseball and softball for his childrens' teams. Corky's other love was riding his motorcycle. He is survived by his loving wife, Karen; his daughter, Shannon K. Corcoran of Rome; his son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Chad A. and Dana Allard Corcoran of Syracuse; his brother and sister-in-law, Richard N. and Carole Corcoran of Salt Springs, FL; his nephews and their spouses, Alan Corcoran, Richard and Angela Corcoran and Shawn and Ann Corcoran; his brother-in-law and his family, Gregory Barolet and his best friends and canine companions, Summer and Scooter. The funeral will be held 11AM, Wednesday at St. John´s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 502 W. Chestnut Street, Rome. Interment will be made at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9PM, Tuesday, at the Bentz & Amodio Funeral Service, Inc, 470 French Road, Utica/New Hartford.

Condolences:

Karen, Chad & Shannon: So sorry to hear of your loss. Corky was as "super boss", and not afraid to standup for his employees. I only new him as my part-time boss, but remember him fondly.
G Haynes

To the Corcorans: I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband and dad. I hope all of the good memories you have with him help comfort you during this time of grief. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Patricia Schmitt

My coach, my hero, my knight in shining armor, my friend, my devoted and loving father. My gift to you is to let the world know what an amazing father you were, become a stronger person knowing how amazingly strong you were through life and your last days, and to make a difference in the hearts of others with the underlying strength your love gave me.
Your baby girl

We were both deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time.
Kristen Bollana and Shannon McNamara

To my best friend, Karen and Shannon. I can't express my sadness to all of you. I will never forget the booomba's and all of the shananigans. We truly are sorry for the loss of a great man. We are here for anything you need. We love you!
Jason Warchal

I'll never forget the fire engine you gave me for Christmas when I was four or my first motorcycle ride. Most of all though, I'll always remember and admire you for how involved you were raising Chad and Shannon. I'll miss your humor, your laughter and that great Corcoran smile.
Your nephew, Alan

Dear Karen & family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Corky touched many lives and will always be remembered for his kindness and being a gentle soul. My most vivid memories of Corky go back many years ago playing ball in Rome with him. He was a true gentleman and will be missed.
Walt Kapinos

Karen and Family: My sincerest sympathies to all of you. Corky was a great guy, and I know you're all gonna miss him terribly. As MJ said, keep remembering all the good times, and hopefully it will help you ease your pain, if just a little.
Lisa B.

Karen, Chad, Shannon & extended Family: I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that all of the fond memories will see you through this difficult time. I remember the day that I brought my kids over when they were little and Bubby kept jumping off the last three basement stairs and Corky kept catching him and Bubby was giggling so hard and Corky just kept on catching him until Bubby had had enough. I'll never forget that day. My heart goes out to you all.
MJ

Dear chad, It was with great sadness that I learnt about the death of your father. Although I did not know him well, I always enjoyed meeting him and I’m sure he will be sadly missed by your family and his friends. Please accept my sympathy for your sad loss. If there is anything I can do to be of practical help, please let me know.
Lingyan