FRANCIS "JACK" CORRIGAN, of Florida, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, in Hospice Care, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Born Nov. 11, 1925, he graduated from South Side High School Class of 1944. Noted as an A+ singer, he sang in the South Side chorus, also on WOWO's "The Pretty Girl Show", and on Jay Gould's "Happy Club". While serving in the Army from 1944 to 1946, he was singer/MC at the officers Stork Club in Nuremberg, Germany. After the war, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his singing career. Upon returning to Fort Wayne, he went into the shoe business and was owner and operator of Kaye's Shoes, in Southgate Plaza and Georgetown Square. He and his wife, Joanie loved to dance, play cards, bowl, and golf. He also sang with the "Goldenaires" and was lead singer of "The Silver Fox Barbershop Quartet". Five years ago, the Corrigans moved to Florida to be closer to family. Surviving are his loving family, Mike and Tosha Corrigan, Greg, Trish, Chad, and Nina Tudor, Deb, Mark, Matt, Ben and Hilary Hinman, Tammy Tudor, and Tim and Nora Shaner. He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Joanie. Memorial donations in Jack's honor may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Mar. 14, 2010