Colonel Albert "Al" Korpak, USAF, retired, of Colorado Springs, CO, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 17, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was 78 years young, and the adoring husband of Jeanne (Stunyo) Korpak with whom he shared 54 years of marriage.
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Born in 1935 in Jessup, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Joseph Korpak and Charles and Anna K. Korpak Pearson. He was predeceased by a sister, Agnes.
A native of Algonac, MI, Al earned his Bachelors in Education from the University of Detroit where he met and married the love of his life, Jeanne in 1959.
Al served 27 years in the Air Force in Morale, Welfare and Recreation. He took care of service members and their families through base activities, daycare and youth centers, golf courses and sports. Following his retirement, he served as GM of Sunnyside Country Club, Fresno, CA, before permanently making his home in Colorado Springs in 1998.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two children: son Lt Col Kenneth L. Korpak, USAF, ret, of Monument, CO, daughter Kimberly K. and her husband Craig H. Scott of Doylestown, PA. Al and Jeanne also have two grandchildren: Kyle D. and Cara J. Scott.
Al was a loyal and loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and mentor. He will be genuinely missed by all and will never be forgotten. His family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the caring staff at Memorial Hospital and National Jewish Health.
A funeral service and celebration of Al's life will be held at the Air Force Academy Cadet Protestant Chapel on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. A reception will be held in the Eisenhower Room at the AFA Golf Course immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial contributions are made in Al's name to:
The AFA Athletic Corporation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, P.O. Box 89, USAFA, CO 80840.
Please add: "Colonel Al Korpak Memorial Fund" to the memo section of check or select it from the webpage at: https://airforce.donornetpac.com/Login.aspx.
Al Korpak Memorial page at Swan-Law Funeral Directors.
Published in The Gazette from May 14 to May 18, 2014