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Richard Corn
Richard Corn

POQUOSON – Richard “Dick/Wogs” Corn joined his wife Cecile in heaven on Sept. 30, 2016.

Born May 20, 1920 in Chicago he resided in Albuquerque for 50 years, and in Poquoson the last 3 years, passed away peacefully at the age of 96.

After studying engineering for two years in college, Dick joined the United States Navy and flew Patrol Aviation. During WWII he flew in the Caribbean where he met his wife Cecile Rutty in Kingston, Jamaica.

He was also a veteran of the Korean War. After his service in the Navy, he returned to his studies and became a design engineer at Sandia National Labs in Albuquerque. He was very active in the Masonic Lodge and became the Grand Master at Mesa Lodge #68 in Albuquerque. He was an active member of Christ The King Anglican Church in Albuquerque.

Dick was preceded in death by his mother Elizabeth Boch; wife Cecile of 68 years; and two daughters, Patricia and Andrea.

He is survived by his son Rick Corn and wife Earleen, daughter Peggy Landis and husband Bill, and daughter Susan Fladager and husband Curt. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. A Memorial service will be held Thursday evening, Oct. 6, 6 p.m., at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, with Masonic Rites and Navy Honors. His ashes will be interned with Cecile in Albuquerque in November. Special thanks to Morningside Assisted Living, Newport News and Medi-Hospice for the special care in his final hours.

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