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March 1, 1928 - December 3, 2017
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John Corcoran, age 89, of Clarks Summit and formerly of Old Forge, passed away Sunday morning at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, after an illness. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Doris Bainbridge Corcoran, on January 15, 2004.
Born on March 1, 1928, in Avoca, John was son of the late Ambrose and Ethel Nicholson Corcoran. A graduate of Old Forge High School, he then proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. His efforts earned him the Army of Occupation Medal – Japan and the World War II Victory Medal. Prior to his retirement, he worked in the maintenance department of Akzo International Salt Company, Clarks Summit.
A former active pillar of the Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church, he then joined the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church upon moving. He enjoyed bowling, having played in the local seniors’ league, as well as also woodworking. He had a good heart and his family meant everything to him. A loving father, grandfather and great grandfather, he’ll be forever missed.
He is survived by his two adoring daughters, Gail Moncivais and Marcia Corcoran, both of Scranton; six grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. His sister, Joan Grzywinski, also preceded him in death.
His family would like to thank the entire staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the amazing care given to John during such a difficult time.
Funeral services are scheduled for Friday at 10:00AM in the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, 1310 Morgan Highway, Clarks Summit, to be conducted by Rev. Andrew Weidner, Pastor. Military honors will be performed by the AMVETS Honor Guard. Private burial will follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow. Relatives and friends may pay their respects at the church on Friday from 9:00AM until services.
In leu of flowrs, memorial contributions may be made in John’s name to the Clarks Summit U.M. Church, 1310 Morgan Highway, Clarks Summit, Pa., 18411.
Arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge.