Duane Thomas Corn II
March 4, 1946 – March 26, 2021
Born in Dayton, Ohio, Duane was the son of Duane and Darline (Hall) Corn.
Following graduation from Middletown High School in 1964, he attended The Ohio State University. Duane then served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam Conflict. Following his military service he returned to Middletown where he was employed in I.T. at ARMCO Steel/A.K. Steel meanwhile completing his degrees at Antioch University. Duane joined I.B.M. and served in their Global Services Division in Akron, OH, Raleigh, NC and finally Charlotte, NC, where he and his family retired.
Duane is survived by his wife Gloria; daughter Cristie (Tom) Riley and granddaughter Morgan Riley; sisters Barbara Cash (Wallace) and Becky Ballard; and brother Dwight Corn.
Notes of condolence may be directed to Cristie Riley, 5500 Bellerive Ct., Charlotte, NC 28277.
Online condolences may be offered at www.mcewenpinevillechapel.com.
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Duane Thomas Corn II
Cork & Mary Motsett
April 7, 2021
Mary has been Gloria's childhood friend since grade school and met Duane before they were married. However I didn't meet Duane until we were in Cincinnati for language school before our move to Mexico in 1976 and Mary contacted Gloria when they were living there. We were invited to there home for the weekend. One thing immediately noticeable was how much Duane cared for and loved Gloria. It wasn't until we were leaving that Gloria told us she had MS. At that time it wasn't noticeable.
The next time we saw Duane and Gloria was when we visited them in Charlotte. By then Gloria was fully incapacitated with MS and Duane was her full time Caretaker. He fed her each meal giving her one spoonful then taking one, or two for himself. He'd then pat her mouth with the napkin, and if he thought no one was watching slyly give her a kiss. He did nearly everything for her even though he had shoulder and kneed injuries. Their love for each other was unquestionable.
When Gloria's long time friends from Grade and HS visited for a few days she had all sorts of plans made, "adventures" as she called them. Duane dutifully served as guide and driver and ventured along with the four ladies participating in all the adventures to assure Gloria had the time of her life. He spared nor time or effort for her.
If ever there was to be a book on true love and devotion to be written it would have to be about Duane and Gloria's love for each other. Duane will be truly missed by Gloria and his friends.