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John C. Cornell

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John C. Cornell died May 13, 2010.

He was born January 5, 1923 in Akron, Ohio, and preceded in death by his wife, Georgia, of 54 years. He was a graduate of Ohio University and a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. During World War II he was an Armored Infantry Commander with the 7th Armored Division and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, three Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Proctor & Gamble and worked for the company for 37 years. At retirement in 1984 he moved to Sarasota, Florida returning to Cincinnati in 2009 to be closer to family.

Survivors include two daughters, Cynthia Zimmerman of Morrow, Ohio and Karen Anderson of Charlotte, N.C., two grandsons, Daniel and Steven and two granddaughters, Dorothy and Johanna.

Should friends desire, memorials can be made to the Cincinnati Zoo, 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH, 45220. Visitation at the Hodapp Funeral Home, 8815 Cincinnati-Columbus Rd. (Rt. 42), West Chester, on Monday from 12 noon unitl time of funeral service at 1 pm. Condolences at hodappfuneralhome.com.

Published in Akron Beacon Journal on May 14, 2010
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