Paul D. Corbett HOOSICK FALLS- Paul D. Corbett 48, passed away into the arms of his Lord and Savior after a 3 year courageous battle against chronic illnesses on Monday, December 9, 2013 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston surrounded by his loved ones. He resided on Wilson Hill Road with his wife Angela (Worthington) Corbett and their son Noah. Paul was born on February 10, 1965 in Bennington, Vermont, son of Roger and Diana (Moll) Corbett of Hoosick Falls. He graduated from Hoosick Falls Central School and continued his education at Adirondack Community College and Empire State College earning a Bachelors Degree in Health Service Administration. He was a member of the Association of Nursing Service Administrators and the New York State Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, currently known as Leading Age New York. Paul was employed at the Centers for Nursing & Rehabilitation, previously known as the Hoosick Falls Health Center, in Hoosick Falls for the past twenty-three years. Paul started at the Center as a Certified Nurses Aid, was a Registered Nurse filling the roles of Assistant Director of Nursing Services and Director of Nursing Services and for the last ten years served as the Administrator/CEO. Paul’s greatest passion was to serve the residents and staff which expressed his heart for people . Paul was a devoted husband, father, mentor and friend. His love for the youth impacted many, which will carry on through the lives he touched. He was a licensed Pastor, who recently served along side Pastor Michael Benoit at the Cornerstone Fellowship Church in North Hoosick. He loved to express his love for the Lord through his worship on drums. Paul coached basketball at Grace Christian School in Bennington, Vermont and served as President of the School Board at Grace Christian School. Paul was an avid basketball player for Hoosick Falls Central School and Adirondack Community College. His love for the game continued by supporting youth basketball in the community. Survivors other than his wife, son and parents include his brother R. Wayne Corbett of Tulsa, Oklahoma, sisters Melissa Lockrow and husband Greg and Rebecca Fogarty both of Hoosick Falls, best friends brother and sister-in-law Michael and Doreen Meaney, brother and sister-in-laws Jeff & Sandra Worthington, Chris & Renee Worthington, and Doug Worthington. Mother & father-in-law Arthur & Dorothy Worthington of West Hebron. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Relatives and friends may call at the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls on Friday, December 13, 2013 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. A Celebration of Life service will be Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Community Alliance Church in Hoosick Falls, New York. Memorial contributions can be given for Noah’s college fund or to the Cornerstone Fellowship Church through the funeral home. A special thanks to Dr. James Carroll of Hoosick Falls, Dr. Roland Dickson and staff of Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital and staff at Massachusetts General Hospital. The family encourages organ donations in memory of Paul as only twenty percent of New York Residents are organ donors. For more information go to donatelife.net.
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Published in The Record on Dec. 12, 2013