Jeffrey "Jeff" Cornick

Died: December 28, 2017
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Jeffrey P. Cornick, 68, of Vestal, NY passed away Thursday afternoon December 28, 2017 at his family’s home in Apex, NC after a long courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was predeceased by his father and step mother John and Anne Cornick, mother Wanda Cornick, brother John Every, and brother-in-law Herb VanDeusen. He is survived by his wife of 45 years Patricia Cornick, Vestal, his son and daughter-in-law Josh and Erin Cornick, Apex, NC, daughter and son-in-law Jessica and Kevin Fitts, Apex, NC,6 grandchildren (Kaylee, Julia, Wyatt, Jake, Kate, and Harper), his brother John Cornick, NY, his sister Jane VanDeusen, VA, brother Randy McIntyre, UT, sister and brother-in-law Coleen and Al Wood, SC, brother and sister-in-law James and Terry Cornick, NY, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Judy and Russ Bukwa, PA, sister-in-law Sandra Crouse, NY, sister-in-law Debra Cummings, NY, brother-in-law John Lenox, NY and also many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Jeff taught physical education in the Vestal Central School District for 38 years, most of them at Clayton Avenue Elementary School. He coached Varsity Boys lacrosse for several years, as well as freshman boys and middle school girls basketball. Through his years as an educator and coach he impacted the lives of so many as a mentor, advocate, and friend. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping with his family and close friends on local land, in the Adirondacks, and across the US and Canada in many of our National Parks. He also enjoyed cooking, visiting new places and restaurants, playing and watching a variety of sports, listening to music, dancing, and was always up for a good time. He had a huge heart and would do whatever he could to support the people he met along his journey without hesitation or judgement. He was a great brother, uncle, and friend to many. Most importantly he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who supported his children and their families whenever and however they needed him. He will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he touched.
Calling hours will be held from 11 am to 2 pm on Sunday, January 7th at Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott with a memorial service immediately following. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society.

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Date: Sunday, January 7, 2018

Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Allen Memorial Home


511-513 East Main Street
Endicott, NY 13760

Service Information

Date: Sunday, January 7, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm

Allen Memorial Home


511-513 East Main Street
Endicott, NY 13760


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Died: December 28, 2017

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Ryan J. Asher posted on 1/5/18

I didn't know Coach Cornick was sick, or I'd have gotten in touch. He was a major influence in my life and I'll always remember his spirit, energy, and sense of humor. Oh...and his ability to find a four leaf clover in a field of grass. Thank you for your mentorship and friendship, Coach. You will be missed by all those who you coached, shaped, and befriended in your life! Pat, John, and Jessica, my condolences on the loss of your husband and father. He was a great man and I'm glad I got to be around him for a number of years. I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing. My regards, Ryan Asher


CG posted on 1/4/18

Lots of love <3


Al and Justine Brunetti posted on 1/4/18

I will not forget Jeff’s penchant for always making a person feel good. A tremendous competitor on the fields and hardwoods. He will be sorely missed throughout the Triple Cities and especially inVestal. Keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers. Al and Justine Brunetti


Vanessa Vieux posted on 1/3/18

Mr. Cornick was one of the first people who welcomed me to Clayton Avenue when I first moved to Vestal. He introduced me to everyone and encouraged me to participate in class. I had Mr. Cornick for gym for six years and he was a great teacher. I remember him fondly to this day because he was so caring, patient, and involved and I am saddened to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family and friends.


Bernadette Marrer posted on 1/3/18

Our condolences from the Marrer family ?❤


Anita and Dave Van Winkle posted on 1/3/18

Pat and family, so sorry for your loss. We knew Jeff through work at Vestal Schools and I knew you and girls through Girl Scouts. God be with you in the days and years ahead. Anita (Terry) and Dave Van Winkle


Paula Kupiec posted on 1/3/18

Cornick Family, I’m so sorry for your loss ?


Amber posted on 1/2/18

Mr. Cornick was my gym teacher all through elementary school. He was such a great guy, who left an ever lasting impression on all of us little ones. May one of the best gym teachers Rest In Peace. You will be greatly missed.


Anne Marie Kuzma posted on 1/2/18

Pat, Josh, and Jessie - so sorry to hear about Jeff's passing. I have many fond memories of the years we both taught at Clayton Avenue. Jeff had a wonder sense of humor and I enjoyed watching him use it in dealing with our students. He had a special way with them. May you all have many happy memories to brighten your days.


Noel Topper posted on 1/2/18

Jeff was one of the first people I met when I moved to Binghamton to teach at SV. He used to come over to mine and John Harrigan’s apartment on a regular basis. We all used to hang out at Tom and Marty’s on Sunday afternoons. All the while he was a great father and husband to his wife Pat. It is truly upsetting to lose such a quality person at this point in life. He will truly be missed and fondly remembered my me.


Jim & Pat Brewer posted on 1/2/18

We have great memories! ♥️