OBITUARY

Milton Hughes Corona

July 17, 1929March 4, 2018

July 17, 1929 - March 4, 2018

Son of Jose Crisanto Corona and Veronica Albena (Hughes) Corona, husband of Theodolinde Genevieve (Popko) Corona, and brother to Carlos and Joseph - all predeceased. Surviving are son and daughters, John Corona, Mary Beall (Mark) and Karen Docktor (David); grandchildren; Sean Eagan, Michael Eagan and Catherine Beall; and several cherished nieces, nephews and many dear cousins in Mexico. Mr. Corona was a recent resident of Charlotte, NC - having lived most of his life in South Bend, IN. After high school (John Adams in South Bend) he served in the navy stationed at both the Great Lakes Naval Base north of Chicago, and the San Diego Naval Base, and later attended the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Corona (Milt) made his living in sales for Bankers Life Insurance, Combined Insurance, Fisher Brothers and Stanz Cheese. Milt developed a love of golf while still in high school - playing the game well into his 80’s.

A member of Saint Thérèse - Little Flower Catholic Church in South Bend, IN since 1958, he was active in Cursillo, Food for Families, the church choir, Pastoral and Financial Councils and other volunteer activities when his time was requested. In retirement, he delivered Meals-on-Wheels, played golf regularly and attended courses provided through Forever Learning.

Memorial Mass will be Celebrated 11:00 AM Monday, March 12th at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 8451 Idlewild Road, Charlotte, NC 28227.

Arrangements by McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel, 7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill, NC 28227 (704-545-4864). Condolences may be offered at www.mcewenminthillchapel.com.

Services

  • Memorial Mass Monday, March 12, 2018
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John Poirier

April 11, 2018

I remember Milt in weekly prayer group on Saturday morning at a coffee shop which no longer exists. They were times of sharing and remembrances which time smooths out but does not erase. They were good times shared by all who attended. We were privileged to have Milt in our group and our lives have been enriched by his weekly presence.
God Bless Milt, John Poirier

Katie Corona

March 8, 2018

I remember summer visits to South Bend and spending time with Uncle Milt , Aunt Theo and my cousins. We haven’t seen him in recent years, but we heard several endearing stories about him and I know that he and Dad spoke several times this past year and their bond was strong. Rest In Peace Uncle Milt, you will be missed, but you are with your family again.

Katie Corona and Family

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Biography

July 17, 1929 - March 4, 2018

Son of Jose Crisanto Corona and Veronica Albena (Hughes) Corona, husband of Theodolinde Genevieve (Popko) Corona, and brother to Carlos and Joseph - all predeceased. Surviving are son and daughters, John Corona, Mary Beall (Mark) and Karen Docktor (David); grandchildren; Sean Eagan, Michael Eagan and Catherine Beall; and several cherished nieces, nephews and many dear cousins in Mexico. Mr. Corona was a recent resident of Charlotte, NC - having lived most of his life in South Bend, IN. After high school (John Adams in South Bend) he served in the navy stationed at both the Great Lakes Naval Base north of Chicago, and the San Diego Naval Base, and later attended the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Corona (Milt) made his living in sales for Bankers Life Insurance, Combined Insurance, Fisher Brothers and Stanz Cheese. Milt developed a love of golf while still in high school - playing the game well into his 80’s.

A member of Saint Thérèse - Little Flower Catholic Church in South Bend, IN since 1958, he was active in Cursillo, Food for Families, the church choir, Pastoral and Financial Councils and other volunteer activities when his time was requested. In retirement, he delivered Meals-on-Wheels, played golf regularly and attended courses provided through Forever Learning.

Memorial Mass will be Celebrated 11:00 AM Monday, March 12th at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 8451 Idlewild Road, Charlotte, NC 28227.

Arrangements by McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel, 7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill, NC 28227 (704-545-4864). Condolences may be offered at www.mcewenminthillchapel.com.