Dr. George Jan Corvin, 76, died late Friday evening on February 1, 2013 at the Suwannee Valley Care Center in Lake City, Florida after an extended illness. He was the son of the late Zygmunt and Jadwiga Litwinski, of Warsaw, Poland. He was preceded in death by his first wife Lidia. He had made Lake City his home for the past 23 years having originally emigrated from Poland in the 1980s when he became a US citizen.
Although he was very humble and private about his military career, Dr. Corvin was a highly-decorated Captain in the US Army
who was awarded a Silver Star, a Bronze Star
and a Purple Heart
for his service in the Vietnam War
. As a result of his military background, he was very patriotic and felt his true calling was his subsequent medical career caring for Veterans. He was retired from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lake City after twenty-two years of devoted service as an Anesthesiologist. He specialized in Pain Management, and enjoyed training and mentoring many other physicians and medical care providers throughout his career. He touched the lives of many patients who have valued his compassionate care. He was a member of the NRA, the Assoc. of the United States Army, and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake City where he served as an usher. He enjoyed traveling, target shooting, reading, and in his earlier years: sailing and playing tennis. He proudly loved and provided for his children, stepchildren and grandchildren and was a dedicated father figure for many extended family members and friends.
Dr. Corvin is survived by his devoted wife of eight years Betty Corvin, Lake City, FL; one sister Jadwiga Wolska (Witus), Poland; one son Jerzy Litwinski (Malgosia), Poland; two daughters Anya Corvin, Seminole, FL; Julian Corvin (France Roy) Jersey City, NJ; two stepdaughters Natashia Tucker, Lake City; Lasheka Tucker, Atlanta, GA; one Godson Reginald Williams (Karen) Jacksonville, FL; three Goddaughters Elizabeth Hamilton, Teresa McCuan and Laurie Shoemaker (Matt); two special friends Haleem Moussa, Lake City; and Scott Bailey, Lake City; his father and mother-in-law Ocie and Irene Tanniehill, Alabaster, AL; and five sister-in-laws Sheron Smith (Patrick), Alabaster, AL; Brenda Mitchell (Roderick) Alabaster, AL; Cassandra White, Alabaster, AL; Lenora Harris (Mack), Alabaster, AL; Teresa Lacey (Quincy), Montevallo, AL. Six grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services for Dr. Corvin will be conducted on Friday, February 8th at 2pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Lake City. Arrangements are under the direction of the DEES-PARRISH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 458 S. Marion Ave., Lake City, FL 32025 (386)752-1234 please sign our on-line family guestbook at parrishfamilyfuneralhome.com