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Obit: Robert P. Corcoran

by jmaloni

Taken from the Dec. 27 Island Dispatch

Mon, Dec 30th 2013 09:55 pm

Robert P. Corcoran, age 82, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., passed away on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, in Columbia after a brief illness.

He was born July 22, 1931, in Scranton, Pa., the son of the late William and Helen (Ruane) Corcoran. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; son, Paul Corcoran (Janet); daughter, Judith Konicki, (Joseph); sons, Brian Corcoran and Kevin Corcoran (Heather); five grandchildren, William, David, Kathleen, Jennifer and Elizabeth; and sisters, Ann Marie Corcoran and Margaret Scicchitano.

Bob was a graduate of St. Mary's High School, Niagara University and obtained a Masters of Social Work from Fordham University. He was very active in the Niagara Falls community: an avid Niagara University alumnus and basketball fan serving as president of the Alumni Association, a fourth-degree Knight of Columbus, and past president of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He was dedicated to his sons' Boy Scout troop and served as Scoutmaster for almost 15 years. A devout Catholic, Bob was a Eucharistic minister at St. Augustine Church, Chester, Va. and Our Lady Star of the Sea, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, Columbia, is assisting the family.

The family requests that memorials be made to a charity of one's choice.

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