Bernard F. Corbett, 87, of Wilkes-Barre died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Kindred hospital.
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Born Aug. 17, 1925 in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late John and Lillian Fluegel Corbett.
A graduate of GAR Memorial High School, he earned his baccalaureate degree in education as a member of the first graduating class of King's College in 1950. Bernie continued his education at Seton Hall University completing both his master of arts in personnel and guidance, and doctorate equivalency in administration there.
A Navy veteran of World War II he served aboard the USS Manlove Destroyer Escort 36 in the South Pacific.
As a professional educator for 32 years, Bernie spent the majority of his career as an English teacher and guidance counselor at Livingston High School in Livingston, N.Y.
Among his many interests were sports, music and travel. He was an avid golfer and loved playing the game with his wife and friends. Bernie and Delores enjoyed their worldly travels by plane, ship and especially train.
Bernie was always a gentleman projecting dignity, class and concern for his fellow man. He enjoyed life and in his own quiet way, was always there whenever a helping hand was needed. He was a very kind and loving person, and will be missed by all.
On July 12, 2012, Bernie and his wife, the former Delores Dalon, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
A sister, Lillian Charters; brothers, John and Paul Corbett; and his beloved Westies, Rascal, Hagen and Bracken, preceded him in death.
He will be greatly missed by his wife; a son, Brian (Rick) and his wife, Diane Morrissey, Wilkes-Barre; grandson, Stephen and his wife, Connie Morrissey; great-granddaughters, Grace and Emily; brother-in-law, William and his wife, Joan Dalon; many nieces and nephews, including Ernest and his wife, Yvonne Siegel; Roberta and her husband, Warren Conrad; Gail Charters and James Charters; other family and friends.
Celebration of Bernard's life will be led by Monsignor Thomas V. Banick at 11 a.m. Tuesday at McLaughlin's – The Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. The Rite of Interment and Military Honors will follow at graveside in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Visitation will be held at McLaughlin's from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to SPCA, 524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA18702-6911.
Permanent messages and memories can be shared with Bernard's family at www.celebratehislife.com.
Published in Citizens' Voice from Nov. 18 to Nov. 19, 2012