William Patrick Korink
November 20, 1944 – August 10, 2018
William Patrick Korink, known as “Bill” by friends and loved ones, passed away on August 10, 2018 at the age of 73. Born in Virginia on November 20, 1944 to George and Mary Korink, Bill was raised in Falls Church before attended the Virginia Military Institute and later joining the Airforce. Settling in Maryland with his wife Sheri (deceased) in the mid 70s, he was known to enjoy weekends sailing on Chesapeake and supporting his children at their various sporting events. While there are those that work to live, Bill was a man that loved to work. He held executive positions in the three most important support Directorates at NSA. Known as an excellent forecaster of technology trends, he had a reputation for challenging the system and preparing the organization to remain relevant and pioneering for the future. After retiring from the government, Bill entered into Industry with several executive positions at Compaq, C.S.C., Scientific Engineering Solutions, and Intelligent Decisions/Federal Data Systems. His final landing spot gave him the opportunity to build a business line with many of his past colleagues from NSA where he was instrumental in creating one of the top 10 revenue earners at the agency. He eventually became a part owner after Federal Data Systems took over and he officially went into retirement in April of 2018. He replaced weekends on the Bay with trips to his cabin in Deep Creek, frequent trips to Costco, movie marathons, and time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his three children, Shannon, Christopher, and Brandon, as well as his son-in-law Sean and daughter-in-law Susan, both of whom he treated and loved as his own. A beloved patriarch and the “World’s Best Poppy,” he is also lovingly remembered by his three grandchildren, Eliza, Elinor, and Egan, his sister Lynn Hall, numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and dear friends. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that any memorial donations be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake that thoughtfully made Bill’s final days comfortable for both him and his family. Hospice of the Chesapeake Foundation John and Cathy Belcher Campus 90 Ritchie Highway Pasadena, MD 21122.
- Memorial Service Thursday, August 16, 2018
William Patrick Korink
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August 14, 2018
Bill was one of the brightest people I've known as well as a visionary. An outstanding representative of his generation at the Agency who will be missed by all that knew him. May he rest in peace and may we be thankful for his contributions.
August 13, 2018
I worked for Bill for a year as part of a special project. I loved the way he challenged us to make us think of new and different ways to do things. He was a pleasure to work for.
August 12, 2018
My father was always larger than life. In size, stature, reputation and intelligence he always loomed large. Before there was google it was always.. ask dad or ask Bill or “ask Korink”. As some of you know... we lost my Father to Cancer early this weekend.
It was fast and he was happy.
I can’t help feeling that there is so much more I wish I would, and should, have asked him. His wisdom, experience and intellect so vast that I was only able to understand certain aspects of it. His professional life remains a bit of a mystery to me but he has been described by his peers as “brilliant”. His quotes and random tidbits of truth & consequence were delivered in his deep and wise voice that will resonate with me forever. “Into each life, a little rain must fall”... well.. it’s pouring in Maryland tonight... I love you, Dad
August 11, 2018
Bill has been our next neighbor for 30 years on July 18 2018. What a great friend and fine man! We had many many talks about real estate and life in general and kids and all good things. Almost every day! We will greatly miss our friend Bill. He was one of a kind. Our deepest condolences to his children and grandchildren.