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William George "Bill" Cornely

1949 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
William George "Bill" Cornely Obituary
Cornely William "Bill" George Cornely, passed away at Kobacker House on Thursday, June 1, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born in Marion, Ohio on October 27, 1949 to the late Justin Edward and Dorothy Vivian Cornely. He is survived by his loving family: Shirley Illene Cornely, his wife of 43 years; son, John Randall (Laura) Cornely and their children, Caroline, Charlotte and Catherine, daughter, Rebecca Ann (Greg) McCarthy and their son, Quinn; his brother, Daniel Robert (Charlene) Cornely; numerous nieces and nephews. He is also preceded in death by his brother and their wives Richard Charles (Judy) Cornely and Jerry Albert (Noel) Cornely. Proud of his service in the US Marine Corp, he enlisted in 1968. And after serving in Vietnam, he was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. Bill is a graduate of The Ohio State University, were he received a BS, with a major in Finance. He spent over 20 years with the International accounting firm Coopers and Lybrand. During most of his time there he was a partner serving large public companies, particularly in the retail and real estate industry. In 1997 he joined Glimcher Realty Trust as CFO, and subsequently Chief Operating Officer. Notable achievements include the construction of Polaris Fashion Place, as well as other malls throughout the country. In 2006 he was appointed Chief Financial Officer at Dominion Homes Inc. and two years later was appointed CEO, a position that he held until retirement in 2012. During retirement he continued to do consulting work, and worked with various not for profit organizations. Most notably, United Way of Delaware County and Turning Point Inc. Turning Point Inc. is a shelter for victims of domestic violence that is committed to opening Delaware County's first emergency residential shelter.Bill was an avid traveler who has visited all 7 continents, and nearly 100 countries, all with his wife as his traveling companion. His life will be honored with a Memorial Service at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at SCHOEDINGER WORTHINGTON CHAPEL, 6699 N. High Street (1/2 mile south of I-270) where his family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to the time of services. Pastor George Gibbs, officiating services. The family has asked that no flowers be sent, please make a memorial contribution to Turning Point Inc., Turning Point | PO Box 875 | Marion, OH 43301-0875 http://turningpoint6.org/). Envelopes will be made available during service times. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to share a memory, or send a message of support to his family.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 4, 2017
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