Gerald E. Korn

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KORN GERALD EDWARD KORN Gerald "Jerry" Korn died October 16, 2010 of natural causes at his home in Parsonsfield, Maine. He was born Gerald Edward Korn in Roxbury, Massachusetts on January 25, 1921. Upon graduation from Roxbury Memorial High School, he studied journalism at Boston University. He left to become a reporter for the Boston Globe at Fort Devens in Ayer, Massachusetts. After America entered World War II in December 1941, he enlisted in the Army Air Force. He flew . 35 missions with the Eighth Air Force as a B-24 pilot. Before his discharge in September 1945 he flew experimental flights out of Bedford, Massachusetts, for radar testing. He was an editor at the Washington Bureau of the Associated Press; a text editor at Collier's magazine; and an associate editor at Life magazine. In 1961 he moved to Time-Life Books and became first an assistant text editor and then Managing Editor, a post he held for 12 years, until 1982. Mr. Korn is the author of The Atom, the Core of All Matter, a children's book for Golden Press; Raising of the Queen, a non-fiction account of an oil tanker salvage; and three volumes of the Time-Life Civil War series: Vicksburg, Lookout Mountain, and Appomattox. Mr. Korn was preceded in death by his wife of sixty years, Barbara Henderson Korn. He is survived by three daughters, Ellen Korn, of Los Angeles, California, and Margaret Bott and Susan Korn of South Parsonsfield, Maine; and four grandchildren, Theo Bott of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sarah Kiely of Portland, Maine, and Medeina and Sarah Ryan of Rainbow Lake, New York. There will be no funeral. There will be a memorial service in the spring in Parsonsfield, Maine. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Restore Our Old Townhouse (ROOT). Contributions should be mailed to ROOT, c/o Korn, 98 South Rd, Parsonsfield, ME 04047. Arrangements by Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, Cornish, ME.Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, Cornish, ME.

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Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 19, 2010
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