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Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA

OBITUARY

Yorke Nicholson Corbin

May 10, 1949August 1, 2019

Yorke Nicholson Corbin died in Chicago on August 1st from a heart attack. He was 70 years old. Mr. Corbin was born in New Orleans, and lived here most of his life, but moved to Chicago after Hurricane Katrina. Mr. Corbin was a member of the family that used to run the Times-Picayune. His great grandmother, Eliza Jane Poitevent Nicholson, who wrote poetry under the name, Pearl Rivers, was the first woman publisher of a major metropolitan daily newspaper in the United States. His grandfather, Yorke P. Nicholson, was a vice-president of the Times-Picayune Publishing Company. Mr. Corbin’s mother, Eleanor N. Corbin, was a former amusements editor and columnist for the Times-Picayune, and his father, Carl M. Corbin, was a former editor of the New Orleans States and the editorial page editor of the New Orleans States-Item. Mr. Corbin loved music, he loved dogs, was an avid reader, and he had many close and faithful friends in Chicago. He is survived by his younger brother, Mac Corbin, who lives in New Orleans. A funeral will be held Saturday, August 31 at 10:00 in the morning at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd in New Orleans. Visitation will be at 9:00, and burial will take place after the funeral in the family plot in Metairie Cemetery.

Services

31 August

Visitation

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd
New Orleans, Louisiana 70124

31 August

Memorial Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd
New Orleans, Louisiana 70124

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