Emil Corwin

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Emil Corwin died peacefully at the Classic Residence in Bethesda, MD on March 15, 2011, one month short of his 108th birthday. A true gentleman, he loved and was beloved by his family and many friends. A life-long devoted music lover, he enjoyed taking piano lessons and attending concerts well into his 100s.
Born in East Boston, Massachusetts on April 28, 1903, he was the oldest son of Samuel and Rose (Ober) Corwin. At the time of his passing, he was the University of Massachusetts' oldest alumnus, class of 1925.
The proud brother of acclaimed writer and radio pioneer Norman Corwin, Emil Corwin also pursued a writing career as a newspaperman, a magazine editor, public affairs officer. When he retired from the Food and Drug Administration at the age of 96 he was the federal government's oldest employee and his long public service was celebrated by President Clinton at the White House.
Mr. Corwin was happily married to Freda Feder Corwin from 1935 until her death in 1991 and predeceased by his brother Alfred and sister, Beulah Belkowitz. He is survived by his brother, Norman Corwin (age 100) of Los Angles and sons Thomas Corwin of Cambridge, MA, and William Corwin of Princeton, NJ. Funeral services were private. A memorial service will be held at the Classic Residence, 8100 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD, at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to your local National Public Radio station or a charity of your choice.

Published in The Washington Post from Mar. 23 to Mar. 27, 2011
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