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William Francis Korn

September 24, 1946January 10, 2020

William F Korn, 73, 1/10/2020, Jacksonville FL

Valued by his friends and family for his intelligence and near encyclopedic knowledge of American history, William Korn was a 1968 graduate of Georgetown University and received his masters from Seton Hall University in 1970. William worked for the Social Security Administration for over 30 years where he was cherished by his coworkers for his knowledge and expertise. William grew up in Westfield NJ where he attended Holy Trinity School. He returned to Westfield after his marriage to raise his three children.

William is survived by his wife Nancy, his three children, Zachary, Nicholas, and Rebecca, his grandson Wolfe, and his siblings Katherine, Mary Jane, Robert, Margaret, and Joanne. While they mourn the passing of their beloved husband, father, grandpa, and brother, they will cherish the memory of this sweet and stubborn man.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society or the Community Hospice Earl B Hadlow Center for Caring in Jacksonville FL.

A Mass will be Celebrated for William on Monday January 13th at 10:30am at St Josephs Old Historic Church 4214 Loretto Rd Jacksonville FL 32223 with Father Sebastian George as Celebrant.


  • A Memorial Mass Monday, January 13, 2020


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Shirley Bonner

January 13, 2020

I learned of the sad news about Bill this morning and could not attend the Mass. Since Bill and Nancy moved to St John, I enjoyed seeing them at lunch in St Augustine and catching up with them.

As a long -time Social Security employee also, I knew Bill by reputation for many years before we starting working in the same office. He was known to have extensive knowledge of the law and to be exacting in his job. He did not suffer fools, foolish behavior or lying beneficiaries. Bill was an invaluable resource and an excellent fellow employee. He read more books than anyone I know, too.

Deepest condolences to Nancy and Becky,