John W. Corbin
John W. Corbin, 93, of McAdoo died Sunday morning, Dec. 23, 2012, in Hazleton General Hospital, Hazleton.
Born in Higdonville, N.C., he was the son of the late John Jasper and Eva Higdon Corbin. Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his wife, the former Valeria Tyla Corbin, in 1999; and brothers, Fred, Furman and Sam.
Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Welch and husband, Arthur, Kelayres; a son, Michael J. Corbin Sr., McAdoo; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was a member of Victory Bible Church, Junedale; the Marine Corps
League, Anthracite Detachment; McAdoo Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
6708; National Wild Turkey Federation; Blue Ridge Rifles; the National
Trappers Association; Pennsylvania Trappers Association; and the
National Rifle Association.
John was a veteran of World War II, serving with the 2nd Marine Division. He fought in the battles of Tarawa, Saipan and Tinian.
Prior to retiring, he was employed as a security guard by the University
of Pennsylvania and also by the Community College of Philadelphia.
Funeral services were held Thursday at 10 a.m. from Stanley E. Anilosky
Funeral Home, 145 S. Kennedy Drive, McAdoo, with the Rev. Ron Radtke
Interment will follow in Mount Laurel Cemetery, Hazleton.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
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