Mrs. Corno & family (and brother Bernie too)
I am so sorry for your loss, please accept my most humble sympathy.
I first met Jim in the summer of 1965. I just completed my 2nd year at St. Mary's High School and a friend of mine asked me to cover for him while he went off to join the National Guard. His name - Tim McKernan. He worked in the mail room at KPLR-TV and wanted to ensure he got his job back when he returned. By then, Jim was working in the film room, wearing white gloves, splicing film and talking trash about how much better north county boys were at playing football than the boys from south city (I was the schools starting varsity running back). Brother Bernie added his 2 cents worth and as you might expect the "game" was on, the site, McCluer North H.S. on a Saturday afternoon.
I don't recall who won the game that day (it was a close one), but I do remember getting to know 2 remarkable guys who's personality, sense of humor and commitment to just being honest-to-goodness "good guys" that I've never forgotten them. And although I'm sad to hear Jim is gone now and I don't see Bernie as much as I once did, I'm glad that it happened - me, KPLR, the game and The Corno Boy's from North County!
Sergeant Danny Slay
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
Supervisor - Bureau of Community Policing