Herbert I. CORKIN Of Key Biscayne, FL, formerly of Chestnut Hill, MA, passed away on May 1, 2012, surrounded by loving family in his home. Beloved husband of the late Ruth (Reznick) Corkin. Son of the late Charles and Olga (Feldman) Corkin. Devoted father of Marjorie and her husband George Kaplan, Janice Corkin and Manfred Rudolf, and the late Charles and Robert Corkin.
Proud grandfather of Robin and her husband Michael Price, Robert and his wife Emily (Kumler) Kaplan, William Kaplan, John Rudolf, Lee and her husband Charles Manning, David Rudolf and Katherine Rudolf. Cherished great-grandfather of Chloe Price, and Maximillan Kaplan. Loving brother of the late Joseph and Alvan Corkin, Bertha Diamond, Freda Mirkin, and Doris Tanner. Born in Boston, resided in Chestnut Hill, and moved to Key Biscayne, FL, Herbert was an officer and a gentleman.
He was a veteran of WWII, and flew with the Flying Tigers under General Claire Chennault. He was Chairman and CEO of the Entwistle Company in Hudson, MA since 1954. Mr. Corkin was a philanthropist of many charities including Children’s Hospital, The National Museum of Jewish Heritage, and Brimmer and May School.
Services at Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 10:30 am (parking attendants on the Riverway). Memorial observance will be private. In lieu of flowers, Donations may be made to Emily and Rabbi Bernard H. Mehlman Chair in Rabbinics at The Hebrew Union College, 1 West 4th St., New York, NY 10012-1186. Papa Herbie was honest and generous to his entire family. A good friend to many, he will be dearly missed by all. (Brezniak-Rodman Chapel www.brezniakrodman.com)
Published in The Boston Globe on May 2, 2012.