Corinne Skirvin Niemela, 86, a 22 year resident of Annapolis and previously of Wheaton for 25 years, died June 2, at Ginger Cove Health Center in Annapolis. She was born November 8, 1927 in Cincinnati, OH to her late parents, James and Anna Mae Skirvin. Corinne attended Alachua County Hospital School of Nursing in Gainesville, FL, graduating in 1949. A Registered Nurse, she was an operating room nurse at Duke University Hospital in New York, as well as hospitals in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, PA, University of Florida, and Graceline Cruise Ships. Corinne retired from Montgomery General Hospital in Olney. In addition, she participated in neurosurgical research at Duke, and encouraged and assisted in the higher education of her children, who all received doctorate degrees in engineering, medicine and music. Her hobbies and interests included dancing, music, camping, world travel, and reading. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death in 1986 by her husband, Roy Waldemar Niemela, whom she married in April of 1958. Corinne is survived by her two sons, Van Niemela of Richardson, TX and Douglas Niemela of Seattle, WA; one daughter, Suzanne Niemela of Annapolis; and two granddaughters, Corinne and Kira Willard of Annapolis. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, at John M. Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the
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Published in The Capital on June 15, 2014