Lawrence Corwin

Died: February 14, 2014
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Lawrence Lee Corwin, 66, of Endwell, unexpectedly passed away on February 14, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Larry was predeceased by his parents Robert and Dorothy Corwin and his brother Kevin Corwin. He is survived by his bride of 43 years, Judy Corwin, children Christopher (Colleen) Corwin of Glen Spey, NY, Kathleen (Timothy) Waite of Irondequoit, NY, and Daniel Corwin of Johnson City, NY; brother Timothy (Suzan) Corwin, Nashua, NH, sister, Cynthia Corwin (Alison Muller) of Saco, ME and sister-in-law Natalie Corwin, of Johnson City, NY. He is also survived by his grandchildren Erin, Teaghan, Brady and Finn; his aunt, Mary Jane Madden of East Syracuse, NY, and mother-in-law, Lois Klinok of Endwell, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Larry was an active member of The Church of the Holy Family serving as a lector, Eucharistic Minister, a member of the Holy Name Society, a Faith Formation teacher and helped out the church wherever needed. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 1839. He was a graduate of Walsh University, did graduate work at Binghamton University, and obtained a Master’s Certificate of Theology from Loyola University. Always an educator, Larry taught English for 27 years at Jennie F. Snapp Middle School and continued to serve as a substitute teacher after his retirement. He also taught for Elmira Business Institute for several years. His greatest passion in life was living and teaching others the values and spirit of Boy Scouting. Starting as a youth, he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout at the age of 14. His commitment to the ideals of Scouting continued throughout his life. Whether it was at troop, district or national levels; whether it was camping, fishing, scoutcraft or any outdoor activity, he was there to lead and share his experience and enthusiasm. His other interests included literature, telling good stories, photography, woodworking, and using the latest technologies, as well as rolling on the floor as he played with his grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday 10 am from Church of the Holy Family, 3600 Phyllis Street, Endwell. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City at the convenience of the family. The Family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott, Tuesday from 4-7 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Larry and his love for Camp Tuscarora can be made to Baden Powell Council, BSA, directed to Camp Tuscarora at 2150 NYS Route 12, Binghamton, NY 13901.
“May the great Scout Master of all scouts be with you until we meet again.”

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Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Time: 10:00 am -

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3600 Phyllis Street, Endwell, NY, 13760

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Fr. Chris Welch posted on 2/16/14

A few years ago I was asked to act as chaplain at Camp Tuscarora. Larry was my Chaplin's aide, but really I just followed his lead. I enjoyed our walks and conversations, I was happy to find we shared the same sick sense of humor. Larry made me look forward to my days at the camp. I enjoyed hearing stories of his family and his faith. In many ways he knew theology better than I do. I felt sad, but humbled to be invited to pray with his family just after his death. As we prayed the litany of the saints I thought to myself, "now we have Larry also to pray to and watch over us." A wonderful sign of God's goodness to his people. I really missed him last summer when he went to the National Jamboree. Larry, "may the angels welcome you to paradise, may the martyrs greet you on your way, may you see the face of God this day."

 

Lance Lee posted on 2/18/14

It has been an absolute honor and privlage to know and work with Larry. To think of how many boys he has helped turn into men through scouting is staggering! What a truely wonderful person!

 

Kevin Calegari posted on 2/17/14

Thanks to Larry for your manys years of support and participation in the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel at Holy Family. May God reward you and His Blessing be upon you always.

 

Ed & Cheryl Carvill posted on 2/17/14

Dear Judy and family, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. We were very saddened to hear of the sudden aliment and then his passing. We prayed. God has a different plan. He was a good man and did good things - now is in Heaven. Treasure your memories and think of the good times. We are sorry we cannot be with you in these next days but our thoughts and prayers will be. Special love to Casey and you all.

 

Ed & Cheryl Carvill posted on 2/17/14

Dear Judy and family,

 

Christopher Hranek posted on 2/17/14

Dear Judy and Family, Larry, was not only one of the Best Scout Masters and Teachers I've ever known, he was my friend. He was there to listen to my problems when no one else would pay attention to the signs. Now he is joined in Heaven with his colleague Larry Hynes from Jennie F Snapp Middle School. I never had him as a teacher but his room was next to my English class with Mr. Taylor, and I would always stop and he and I would talk about scouts. Now Larry is up in Heaven to keep our daughter Trinity Aurora Hranek company, and to watch over us all... He will be a Saint soon. Motto and Slogan and the Outdoor Code Boy Scout Oath or Promise On my honor, I will do my best To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight. Note that the Boy Scout Oath has traditionally been considered to have three promises. Those three promises are delineated by the semicolons in the Oath, which divide it into three clauses. The three promises of the Scout Oath are, therefore: Duty to God and country, Duty to other people, and Duty to self DUTY TO GOD AND COUNTRY: Your family and religious leaders teach you to know and serve God. By following these teachings, you do your duty to God. Men and women of the past worked to make America great, and many gave their lives for their country. By being a good family member and a good citizen, by working for your country's good and obeying its laws, you do your duty to your country. Obeying the Scout Law means living by its 12 points. DUTY TO OTHER PEOPLE: Many people need help. A cheery smile and a helping hand make life easier for others. By doing a Good Turn daily and helping when you're needed, you prove yourself a Scout and do your part to make this a better world. DUTY TO SELF: Keeping yourself physically strong means taking care of your body. Eat the right foods and build your strength. Staying mentally awake means learn all you can, be curious, and ask questions. Being morally straight means to live your life with honesty, to be clean in your speech and actions, and to be a person of strong character. Boy Scout Law A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent. Boy Scout Motto Be Prepared! Boy Scout Slogan Do a Good Turn Daily! The Outdoor Code As an American, I will do my best to - Be clean in my outdoor manners Be careful with fire Be considerate in the outdoors, and Be conservation minded. RIP My fellow Scout, Christopher & Kimberly Hranek

 

Kristin Calegari posted on 2/17/14

Larry was one of my RCIA instructors at Church of the Holy Family. He was inspirational, genuine and had a wonderful Sense of humor. My prayers are with his family at this time.

 

Carlyn posted on 2/17/14

Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family. With love the Contino family

 

Jean Caissie posted on 2/17/14

Rachel and I want t express our condolences to Larry's family. I can imagine what it is like to lose such an important person in our life. And I want ot assure you of our prayers for Larry and all of you. I met Larry when he was 18, at the brothers in Alfred, Me. We became friends and kept a contact through all those years. I knew Larry was doing well at his work and a lot of extras he undertook. His life has touched a lot of people, and together we can celebrate it in joy. I am happy to have had Larry as a friend and to have be his. So we will be with you in spirit in the next days hoping we can help those who feel the sadness of that tremendous loss in your family. Take good care of each other.

 

Christopher, Amber, and Aurelia Johnson posted on 2/16/14

Our deepest condolences and heartfelt wishes for remembering the good times. We are thinking of your family and love you all.

 

Kayla Mirtallo & Steve Drake posted on 2/19/14

I remember Mr. Corwin from Boy Scouts years ago and, upon news of his passing, was surprised to learn that my step-daughter also knew him - he was one of her favorite substitute teachers. It says much about someone to have left his mark across generations. Our deepest sympathies to his family.

 

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