Joseph G. Corbin, 84, of Wilmington, NC, died January 31, 2013, at Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove.

He was born on May, 24, 1928, in Pittsburg, PA, the son of the late Louis W. and Anne Shannon Corbin.

After serving in the USMC for 32 years Joe retired as a Captain on Oct. 31, 1980. He participated in the historic march of the 1st Marine Division from the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War. An embarkation Specialist throughout his career, he participated in the loading and off-loading of the Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line and loaded Admiral Byrd's 5th Antarctic expedition to the South Pole. He also developed the embarkation plan adopted by the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the Near Term Prepositioned Ships program in 1980. Joe retired from the NC State Ports Authority in 1989. He was a member of St. James Parish and a former Verger of Lebanon Chapel, Airlie Gardens. Joe was also a craft member of the NC Custom Knife makers Guild and a Past Master of Masonic Lodge #87, Jacksonville, NC.

Surviving is his wife, Mary Lou and daughters Kathleen Drennan of Wilmington and Julie Corbin of Cary, NC.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, February 10, 2013, at St. James Parish, Wilmington, NC, with interment to follow in the St. Francis Garden at the church. A reception will be held in the Great Hall immediately following the committal.

Memorials may be made to Lebanon Chapel Memorial Foundation, St. James Parish, 25 S. 3rd St., Wilmington, NC 28401.

The family wishes to express a special note of thanks for the exceptional love and care provided by Dr. Mary K. Rudyk, her staff and that of Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com

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Published in the Wilmington Star-News from Feb. 8 to Feb. 9, 2013