Bob will be greatly missed and our family sends our love to Marianne and the entire family at this time.
Mr. Corley was my orchestra teacher in Weston in the 60's when I was in Junior High and High School. My two sisters were also orchestra members. I have many wonderful memories of him including the time he drove some of us to Atlantic City in a snow storm to play in the All-Eastern Orchestra. After college when I became an orchestra teacher he was a valuable mentor to me for many years.
Thank you Mr. Corley!
I played cello for Mr. Corley in the Weston High orchestra from 1965-1969 and also played for him in GBYSO [that's a typo in the obituary], now known as BYSO. Mr. Corley was one of the great teachers who made Weston High so great. He was tough, but fair and got the best out of all of us. I remember him fondly and it saddens me that he is gone.
Every year I make a contribution to BYSO, and today I will make one in his memory.
Am so sorry to hear of Mr. Corley's passing. His career in music was more interesting and varied than I ever imagined.
Back in Weston in the late 60's, I spent many hours in the Music Room (Band 1,2,3,4 and Orchestra 4), but it wasn't until I was Band Secretary my senior year that I came to truly appreciate Mr. Corley's dedication to his students and his sense of humor as well as his passion for music.
He was a good, caring man and my condolences go out to his family.
Marianne, Tom, Scott, and Robin,
Bob Corley's positivism, enthusiasm, encouragement, and empowerment, which I have experienced for sixty years, continue.
I am so very sorry to hear of your father's passing. Sincerest condolences to you and your family during this time.
So sorry to hear of Robert's death. I never realized he was such an accomplished musician. My heart goes out to you and your family. May God bless you all.
ROC's love of music was contagious, and I for one, was a very happy recipient of that enthusiasm. Learning how to listen to opera at lunchtimes with the score in front of us, and the reel-to-reel tape of that opera at full blast was one of my favorite memories of my high school education at Weston in the early 60's. He was a winner! I've been a pianist all my life: soloist, accompanist, and teacher, and I am very much indebted to him for helping me to develop my love of music.
Thank you, ROC!
Susan Gross Bratman
Bob was my first trumpet teacher and a life long mentor. I continue to think of him often and share his musical wisdom with my students.
Bob was at Weston HS when I first began to teach there in 1965. Cheerful, generous and an advocate for kids and music, he was the best. The Band organized themselves, with no adult help, to serenade him at his Wellesley home when he retired. They (and we) all loved him.
To the Corley Family,
I was greatly saddened to learn of the passing of Bob and would like to extend my deepest sympathy.
Bob was one of those extra special people who personify what is good in this world of ours ... and was an inspiration and valued friend to so many.
All those he touched will miss him.