Joseph Thurman Corbin

WALLINGFORD - Joseph Thurman Corbin, beloved husband of Barbara Salka Corbin, died peacefully on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at MidState Medical Center, with his family by his side.

Mr. Corbin was born on Jan. 19, 1929, in Portsmouth, N.H., the son of the late Brice and Catherine (O'Keefe) Corbin. He was educated in Norfolk, Va., and graduated from Maury High School there. He served six years in the U.S. Navy before moving to Connecticut more than 50 years ago. He had worked for 26 years as a writer/editor in the Technical Publications Department at Avco/Lycoming in Stratford prior to his retirement.

In addition to his wife, Barbara, Mr. Corbin is survived by his children, Mark Corbin (Marian,) of Massachusetts, Charlene Slie (Agro-Dehnel,) of Bristol, Gregory Agro (Debbie,) of Meriden, Angela Graichen (David,) of Wallingford, and Craig Agro (Darcy,) of Haddam. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren, Jennifer, Ian, Rachel, Hannah, Tommy, Joshua, Brett, Connor, Ryan, Brooke and Noah Joseph; as well as several great-grandchildren. Other survivors include several brothers-in-law, a sister-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. His beloved sisters, Elizabeth Ronan and Gertrude Smith, predeceased him.

The funeral will be held on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 9:30 a.m. from the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., and at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph for a Mass of Christian burial. Burial with military honors will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may call prior to the service Saturday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family of Mr. Corbin requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001. For online condolences and directions please visit

Funeral Home

John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home
88 East Main Street Meriden, CT 06450

Published in The Record-Journal on Aug. 28, 2013