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Joseph James Corrigan III


1945 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Joseph James Corrigan III Obituary
Joseph James Corrigan III

Born: September 17, 1945; in Berwyn, IL

Died: June 7, 2018; in Elkhorn, WI

Joseph James Corrigan III, on June 7th 2018 in Elkhorn, WI our family lost an icon, a patriarch, a real class act. A spirit so generous...everyone's "glass" was always sure to be full.

THE STATS: Born to Joseph and Rhea (Petri) Corrigan on September 17, 1945 in Berwyn, IL.

Formed, owned and operated Power Merchandising Corporation, a consumer electronics distribution company, for 30 years prior to merging with ALMO Corporation based in Philadelphia, PA.

Avid golfer and lover of wine, women and Corvettes.

THE IMPORTANT STUFF: Joe was husband to Donna (n e Garber) and formerly to Judith (n e Thompson); father to Jay (or Joseph IV); son to Rhea; and brother to Mary Jo - all surviving and missing him dearly.

Currently, Joe is catching up on things with his father Joe and his sister Theresa Rose both having preceded him in death. Perhaps a bold statement to some, but we are of the opinion that heaven is a better place now with his arrival and, if not better, certainly more fun! It wouldn't surprise us in the least if Joe has been called already to God's office being asked to tone it down just a bit.

Joe did this thing called "life" so very well. Hunter S. Thompson suggested

"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow!" What a ride!"

Joe took the suggestion well with the final product being a life of success in every domain. A true lover of his fellow man (and as anyone who knew him will tell you) his fellow woman as well, Joe enjoyed a life full of friendships. And never one to be idle, his daily doings brought on great success. He just loved what he did.

But, alas, our beloved Joe succumbed to cancer and has left us much to soon. One of his final wishes was for all of us to share memories of him through the written word. If you are reading this from afar and, in lieu of flowers, you have a story of Joe to tell, the family would be honored to have it shared with us. Submissions can be sent to [email protected]

Another wish of his was that, as you read this, you raise your glass in his memory and offer him a "Final, final!" He would love that.

Finally, if you don't mind throwing on your Sunday's Best, please feel free to join us in a celebration of his life on Friday, June 15th at St. Mary's of Gostyn Church in Downers Grove, IL. Visitation from 8:30 until 10:00 am with Mass to follow. Interment at Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook, IL. Luncheon offered at Maggiano's Little Italy Restaurant, 240 Oakbrook Center, Oakbrook, IL.
Published in Suburban Life Publications on June 13, 2018
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