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KORIN, Jonathan G. Formerly of Newton and Lexington, Passed away after a brief, devastating illness on June 28 in Fairfax, Virginia. A gentle giant with a brilliant mind, Jonathan sought no accolades. - his love was unconditional and unending, his strength and wisdom a shield and an inspiration to all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Ellen (Heller), his daughter, Alexandra, his sister and brother-in-law Judith and David Boyer of Scottsdale, Arizona, his brother Hillel of Watertown, Massachusetts, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 1, 2016 at 11 A.M. at Beth-El Cemetery in Paramus, New Jersey. Contributions in his honor can be made to the Parkinson's Foundation of the Greater Capital Area or the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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Published in Boston Globe from Jun. 29 to Jul. 1, 2016.
Graveside service
11:00 AM
Beth-El Cemetery
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July 18, 2016
Very sorry for your loss. Jonathan was my clinical supervisor while I was a Social Work intern at the Malden Public Schools back in 1994-95. The sage advice that he offered on both a personal and professional level has stayed with me throughout my career. I will always remember his smile and optimistic approach to life. My thoughts are with your family at this difficult time.
Tim Driscoll
July 17, 2016
I worked with Jonathan at the Beebe School in Malden. He was always kind, supportive and very caring. He knew how to get someone to smile on a very stressful day at work. I loved working with him. When I came to Beebe, I knew few staff members and he made me feel so welcome. I am sorry to hear of his death and wish my sincerest condolences to his family, which he held so dear.
Mary Ann Andree
Mary Ann Andree
July 15, 2016
For dad....
Alexandra Korin
July 15, 2016
Years ago, when I lived in Boston, Ellen, Jon and I spent nearly every Sunday together. We would discuss where to go for a long time while studying the Sunday Times, and almost always wind up in the North End for a meal.
Tamara Beck
July 15, 2016
Dear Ellen and Alexandra,
I just heard about Jonathan's death yesterday. He was a friend and colleague for many years in the Malden Public Schools and before that at Tri-City. He was a true mensch. He was such a calming presence and a caring listener for both students and staff. His deep clinical knowledge and his knowledge of area resources was so valuable to me as we worked together. He was bright and witty and a staunch ally for equity and the access of all students to a quality education. My deepest condolences. Elaine Nordstrom
Elaine Nordstrom
July 8, 2016
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. We will surely miss Jonathan's warmth and kindness.
Victoria Moxham
July 2, 2016
Oh, Ellen, We are so, so sorry to learn of Jonathan's passing. We knew him to be an exceptionally patient, caring and loving family man. Our love to you and Alexandra.
Marie and Fred Hartwell
Marie Hartwell-Walker
July 1, 2016
Ellen and Alexandra,
My son Adam and I send our heartfelt sympathy to you both. Jonathan was a tremendous help and influence in Adam's life during his formative years. Not only as a professional but also as a friend. Adam holds a special place in his heart for Jonathan and will remember the skills he taught him, the advise he gave and the friendship he offered. May he rest in peace.
Janet Belliveau
July 1, 2016
Our dear friend Jonathan warranted and received respect from everyone he met. He was knowledgeable, sensible and sensitive, creative, well-travelled and totally devoted to his wife and daughter. We never heard him complain about anything and never heard him speak a bad word about anyone. He was always open to share his thoughts and feelings and was always interested in hearing about other's lives and experiences. We will miss him greatly and wish to express our deepest regrets to Ellen and Alexandra and to Jonathan's extended family.
He will always be remembered as a good man.
Joan and Gary Kaplan
Joan/Gary Kaplan
July 1, 2016
Jonathan was one of the most decent, lovely men I ever knew.
Tamara Beck
June 30, 2016
Ellen, Alexandra and Jonathan's entire family, please accept my sincere comdolences and sympathy for your loss. Jonathan was a tireless advocate and friend to my som Adam. Please know that his kindness and patience will always be present with me, and that our family will forever be grateful for his place in it.
Tomy Belliveau
June 30, 2016
Dear Korin Family,

We are so sad to hear this news and our hearts are with you.


Gail Kleven Gelb and Richard Gelb
June 30, 2016
jeff glew
June 30, 2016
Sending my condolence to the entire family during this difficult time .
Judy Harrak
June 30, 2016
Ellen, However peripherally our social and academic lives touched during our Lexington years, my regard for you and Jon was reinforced with each occasion when our circles intersected. However infrequent, lovely little conversations I had with Jon affirm all that's written here in celebration of him and his life. May this time of transition bring you many consolations up against the inevitable grief that comes from losing someone so special.
Warren Brown
June 29, 2016
My sympathy and condolence to Ellen and the family
gary overvold
gary oervold
June 29, 2016
Ellen, so very very sorry for your loss, sending all the best to you at this time.
Elizabeth Stringer Keefe
June 29, 2016
Jon was a kind and deeply loving man. May his memory be a blessing to all who loved him and grieve his loss.
Roanne Weisman
June 29, 2016
Rebecca O'Reilly
June 29, 2016
Over the past 46 years of our friendship with Judy and David, we had the opportunity of being with Jonathan at family celebrations and several holidays. He was such an impressive man--not just in his physical stature, but in his loving care for his family and friends and his easy friendliness to all the rest of us. Such a "mensch"--in every sense of the word! Our love and prayers to Ellen and Alexandra, Judy, David, Aliza, Rachel, Hillel, Ori, Josh and Eli and to all the rest of the Korin/Heller families. May you find comfort and support from each other and in the wonderful memories you share of Jonathan! Shirley and Cary Stegman and family
Shirley and Cary Stegman
June 29, 2016
Jon will be sorely missed. There was nobody quite like him. He loved Ellen, Alexandra and the rest of his family and friends unconditionally. He was always there - for all of us. He had a great intellect and a curious and active mind. His passing comes as a total surprise; all of us are diminshed by his loss. There is a song that applies to Jon: "he was a man so full of life even death was caught off guard."

We miss you already. And we love you forever.

Michael and Deborah Weisman
Michael and Deborah Weisman
June 29, 2016
Heartfelt condolences to the entire family. Uncle Jon was one of a kind, and while gone way too soon, his memory will forever be a blessing.
Amy Ravit Korin
June 29, 2016

Bob and I are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy goes to you and your family.

Judy Rosen
Judith Rosen
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