Henry A. Corsini
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AGE: 91 • Macon, Georgia
Henry A. Corsini, age 91, of Macon, Georgia, died peacefully on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. Mr. Corsini left behind a lasting legacy of love, commitment and accomplishment. Devoted and steadfast, he was known for his hard work and for his commitment and loyalty to his clients, family and friends. He believed in stick-to-itiveness; Mr. Corsini practiced architecture from 1952 right up until his death. He was well known in the construction industry for being tough yet fair. He approached work and life with this attitude: Do it right—or immediately do it over. In his community, he was known as Mr. Corsini, Mr. C., Henry and Hank; his adored grandchildren called him "Papacini." He enjoyed his role as the self-appointed "social director" for all who visited the Carrabba's Italian Grill in Macon, but most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Mr. Corsini was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Alice. He is survived by his loving companion, Liz Farrow; sons, Michael (Julie) of Atlanta, Ga., and Marc (Susan) of Birmingham, Alabama; grandchildren, Michael Jr., Emilie, Nicholas, Matthew, and Isabella; brothers, Anthony (Gertie) Corsini of Middlesex, New Jersey and Larry Corsini (Bernice) of Middlesex, New Jersey. Brothers, Raymond Corsini of Bound Brook, New Jersey, and Arthur Corsini of Martinsville, New Jersey; and a sister, Mary Corsini Sathre of Flemington, New Jersey, are deceased.
The son of Michael and Christina Corsini, Mr. Corsini was a native of Bound Brook, New Jersey. He graduated from Bound Brook High School in 1941. He attended Rutgers University and was appointed to the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York at the start of World War II. Upon graduation from the Merchant Marine Academy, Mr. Corsini served as Second and First Engineering Officer on United States ships delivering wartime cargos in convoys throughout the European Theater, including those involved in the Allied invasion of Sicily.
After five years in the Maritime Service, Mr. Corsini attended architectural school at North Dakota State University. Upon graduating in 1952, he came to Macon to work for Bernard A. Webb, Jr., AIA Architect and later with N.J. Pascullis, AIA Architect. In 1958, Mr. Corsini founded his own architectural firm with offices in Macon and Warner Robins. He started his firm with no clients, but he did have a wife and two young children. So the family lived on Mrs. Corsini's income as a dental hygienist, until he got the architectural practice going. Mr. Corsini remained active in his business until his death. His designs, which included schools, churches, and state and other governmental buildings, can be found throughout Georgia.
Mr. Corsini was a member of the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Interior Designers, the Knights of Columbus and the Idle Hour Country Club.
Services were held on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:00AM at Saint Joseph Catholic Church, where Mr. Corsini was a longtime member. The family wishes to thank Deborah Quick for all of her kind and compassionate caregiving and friendship to Mr. Corsini over the past years. The family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the
. Register online at www.hartsmort.com. Hart's Mortuary and Crematory, Cherry Street, Macon, GA, had charge of arrangements.
Published in Courier News on Mar. 1, 2014