OBITUARY

Corena L. Martin

January 5, 1962January 5, 2019

Corena Lynn Martin liked good beer, good conversation, and the outdoors. She lived her life pursuing these as well as in the service of her family and public.

Corena was a middle school science teacher and the school nurse at Laurens Central School. She volunteered her time as an EMT for the Laurens EMS as well as a nurse at the Oneonta Community Health Center.

But above all, Corena was a devoted mother, a loving wife, and a loyal friend. In her spare time she always kept busy with cherished activities including hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing, crocheting, and gardening.

Not enough can be said about this energetic woman who was taken too soon by a drawn out battle with Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome, but she will be sorely missed by her community, her two daughters, Noelle and Anna and her husband Jim.

Síochán leat, Corena, you are dearly loved.

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Douglas Zook

February 3, 2019

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Corena. She was a wonderful participant in our teacher-leader Microcosmos program during the 1990's. Her dedication to teaching and innovative science teaching left a mark with many of her students, and her involvement in our workshops at Boston University helped to make the program the great success it was.

The Halstead Family

January 19, 2019

A remarkable smile was the first thing encountered as we passed on our dog walks, enjoyed a school concert, or coordinated the girls' social activities. We hold you all, and our dear Anna, close in our hearts and prayers as you adjust to this new and strange worldly life that will now be different but forever warmly marked by the presence of a mother's touch and a wife's loving embrace.

Tori Price

January 18, 2019

I remember my sister Corena telling me about this new man she met working at Domino's pizza. We giggled about it and I was happy she ended up married to Jim. My favorite time with Corena was when a few of the sorority sisters went on a road trip to Mystic Seaport. What a blast! Corena had a zest for life like no other and always smiled. Most people have to learn to live in the moment. Corena always did! She is in all of us who were lucky enough to know her and that means she is still here.

John Potocnik

January 15, 2019

I met Corena through my wife Carol. I had the good fortune to walk, ski and paddle a few times with them and was always amazed at Corena's energy and enthusiasm. She was always curious about your opinion on things and was never afraid of a spirited conversation. I was very saddened when I heard of her illness and hoped for her recovery. My deepest sympathy to her family for their loss.and the loss to the whole community. John Potocnik

Cana Mockovciak

January 15, 2019

Will always Mrs Martin as wonderful teacher and later as a good friend. We would always run into each in random places and she would stop whatever she was doing and ask me how things were and how my family is doing.
Loved introducing her to my daughters
Praying for Jim and the girls as you all stood by her side through every moment...and now will be missing her every day.
Blessed to have been taught and known her... And I will miss running into her and catching up.
Cana

Janet Mangold

January 14, 2019

Corena, we were sorority sisters, housemates and friends. We even got married on the same day to two of the most wonderful men God created. I loved you more than most because you were a tomboy like me. You made me feel like I fit in . I remember how other sisters would leave spiders under glasses around the house for me to get rid of. We would laugh at such things. I enjoyed kicking back in our yard with good friends and a few beers. (Never did enjoy Pepermint schnapps. ) My favorite memory is when we went camping and rope swinging in the creek. Until we meet again, enjoy your glorified and perfect body.

Michael inserra

January 13, 2019


My deepest sympathy goes to Corena's family on their loss. Corena helped me to further my teaching career, more than a few times. Love to your entire family. You will surely be missed.

Gary and Connie Herzig

January 13, 2019

Our hearts go out to Jim and all of Corena's family. We are very sad to learn of Corena's passing. We remember her a a vibrant and caring source of energy - a memory which we are certain will be shared by all.
Our sincere and heartfelt sympathy.

Teresa Sears

January 12, 2019

So very sorry to hear of Corena's passing. She was a lovely lady with a kind heart and generous spirit. You will be in my thoughts and prayers!

Peggy Benjamin

January 12, 2019

Rest in peace, Corena. You were a beautiful soul. You packed a lot of living in your short time here and touched more lives then any of us can guess. We were all blessed to have known you. My sympathy to your family.

FROM THE FAMILY