William Korber(1923 - 2012)

William B. Korber

Indiantown, Fla. - William B. Korber, 89, of Indiantown, Fla., passed away December 14, 2012 at V.A. Medical Center, W. Palm Beach, Fla.

Mr. Korber was born in Poughkeepsie May 12, 1923, the son of William Korber and Helen Longfield Pearson. He was employed as a textile painter at Beacon Looms, in Beacon.

Bill served his country as a squad sgt. in the U.S. Army during W.W.II, serving in Normandy, Northern France, Central Europe, and at the Battle of the Bulge. He was the receipient of the American Campaign Medal, Purple Heart, Silver Star, European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, 3 Bronze stars, and the W.W.II Victory Medal. He served from 1943 to 1946.

On August 15, 1947, he married Marie Burns Korber, who died in 2007. Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing, canoeing on the Hudson, hiking, and dancing. He was a talented artist, and loved feeding the birds and squirrels. He was a member of the Twin Lakes Sportsmen's Association in Wappingers.

Survivors include his son, William J. Korber and his wife Linda of Indiantown, Fla., daughters, Heidi Stearns and her husband Vance of Chino Hills, CA, Tammie Korber of Chino, CA, and Terrie Shore of Brea, CA, his grandchildren, whom he was proud, Caroline Wilson, Fla., Nicole McCoy, CA., Erin Stearns, CA., Jesse Korber, Oregon, Michael Shore, CA., and Tom Shore, CA.

He was predeceased by a son, Robert Korber in 2008, and a sister, Shirley Korber.

There will be no visitation. Services will be held at the Community Mausoleum, Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 2:00 PM.

Arrangements are in charge of the Delehanty Funeral Home, Wappingers Falls.

The family would like to thank all for their thoughts, prayers, kind words, and caring over the past few weeks.

To send a condolence, visit www.delehantyfuneral.com

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Jan. 9, 2013