Thomas H Corrigan Sr

January 19, 1927December 26, 2013

Thomas H. “Corky” Corrigan, Sr., devoted husband to his wife, Dad to his children and their spouses, Grandpa to his grandchildren, and father figure to many, died December 26th at the age of 86.

Corky faithfully served his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and was an active parishioner at St. Paul’s in North Canton. He selflessly served his country in the Army, and he left a legacy of love, acceptance, and humility for all to witness. He is remembered as a fierce friend, always ornery and bringing humor into the most difficult situations.

He was born on January 19th, 1927 in Canton, Ohio to the late James and Mary Corrigan. Corky was preceded in death by the love of his life his wife, Sally K. Corrigan; and his daughter and son-in-law, Andrea and Ali Mirzakhani.

He is survived by five children, Barbara (John) Stanley, Colleen (Steve) Pierce, Thomas (Sandy) Corrigan, Doug (Renee) Corrigan, and Gerry (Toni) Corrigan; fifteen grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00am on Saturday at St. Paul Catholic Church, 241 South Main Street, North Canton with Rev. Msgr. James A. Clarke officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call Saturday from 10:30-11:00am at the church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to an organization that feeds or clothes those in need. Arrangements under the direction of Karlo-Libby Funeral Home.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, December 28, 2013
  • Visitation Saturday, December 28, 2013

Thomas H Corrigan Sr

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Gregg Elefterin

January 2, 2014

Please accept my condolences; was very sad to hear that Corky passed. He was an outstanding person. I always enjoyed talking with him. What was most obvious about him was his love for his family. He will be missed by many.

January 1, 2014

Dear Barbara and family, I still think of you even though our paths have not crossed since 1999 when you slipped a cross in my hand at my son's funeral. I will always remember your kindness and sincerely offer my condolences at the loss of your dear father. Carol Williams, Canton, OH.

Roger Bello

December 30, 2013

Dear Corrigan family, I was also saddened with the news of Corky's passing from his earthly journey to be with His Lord Jesus Christ, his Savior. At times like this is where we realize that one day our earthly stay will end, and that this is where the life of the Christian begins, with our beloved Jesus, who has promised a place for each one of us, for those who have accepted his sacrifice on the Cross of Calvary and for ALL of those that have received HIM as their Lord & Savior there is no death, only Eternal Life with God. You probably don't remember me, but I'm Roger Bello, the Cuban boy that Kipp and Mary Wood adopted back in 1961. My Prayers are with you all and I express my deepest condolences to the family.

Sharon & Lowell Hershberger

December 29, 2013

Much prayers for the family that you would feel God's comfort during this time.

Joann Linhart (Theis)

December 29, 2013

Dear Corrigan Family,
I just found out about your dad, too late to see all of you before Mass or attend the Mass at all. I am so very distressed at not being able to extend my condolences in person. Corky and Sally were such good friends and had such a positive influence on Carl and I. Marriage Encounter and Hospital Eucharistic Ministers would never had happened for us if not for them. They had the ecumenical movement way before many of us even knew what that was. There was a special U.N. assembly right in your own backyard for a picnic or weiner roast. We loved seeing how Corky and Sal interacted. They were so loving to one another. Now, they are together in the presence of Our Lord. I hope Corky will look Carl up and maybe they can play a little euchre! Much love,
Joann(Theis) Linhart

Gary Seeley

December 28, 2013

Tom and Family;
It's been many years since our lives have intersected, but I learned of your father's passing and want to extend my condolences and sympathy. No matter how old we get, it's so difficult to lose loved ones, especially a parent. Peace to you and yours.

Paula Angari

December 28, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. Your father and grandfather was a wonderful man and we will always remember him fondly.

Brian and Robin Wood

December 28, 2013

My wife Robin and I are extremely saddened to hear that Corky passed away. We loved him so very much. Our hearts are heavy with sorrow. Our deepest condolences to everyone in the Corrigan family. I added a picture to the photo gallery. It is a picture of Corky and Sally with Monsignor Steiger and my father (Kip Wood). Don't know who the priest in the middle is.

Brian and Robin Wood

December 28, 2013

To all the Corrigan family, Robin and I want to express our very deepest condolences. We loved Corky so very much. He was like a father to us and we always felt like a member of the family. We just got back in town and saw the text message that Barbara sent us. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

December 27, 2013

To the children of Tom & Sally,
We are happy to know that Tom has gone home to spend eternity his Lord & Sally.
May they look down on those of us who await our turn to join them & remember the good times.
Love, Vic, Mike, Andrea (Yingling), & Steve Joliat.