OBITUARY

Maurice Vincent Korkmas

September 12, 1928January 1, 2021
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Dr. Maurice Vincent Korkmas M.D. was born on September 12, 1928 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, the 6th and youngest child of Nazha Manzell Korkmas and Joseph Habeb Korkmas. He passed away peacefully at home on January 1, 2021 in Irving, Texas at the age of 92. Maurice has received the fulfillment of God’s promise of eternal life. Dr. Korkmas is survived by his wife Linda (m. 1977); his daughter Cathy Airola, his sons Craig and Brian Korkmas, six grandchildren and a great granddaughter. He is affectionately known as our Dad and GrandDad. He was preceded in death by his beloved son Stephen, four sisters and brother. Maurice was a kind uncle to his many nieces and nephews. Maurice’s home as a youth was in Tyler, Texas from where he headed off to the University of Texas (Austin) at age 16. A proud graduate of UT Medical School, Maurice was a skilled physician and shrewd businessman. He began his accomplished medical career as a Lieutenant in the U. S. Navy, followed by a residency in Chicago and then established his OB/GYN practice in Irving with his brother Fred. Together they delivered countless thousands of babies with a caring bedside manner. In his retirement years, Maurice enjoyed golf, wine, crossword puzzles, making “great deals” and warm weather vacation spots. He made a hobby of finding and collecting balls from the Las Colinas golf course in his backyard. Maurice valued his Catholic faith, patriotism, education and Lebanese heritage. He is remembered by his relatives and friends for his brilliant mind, unwavering work ethic, wonderful sense of humor and generosity. A private family Funeral Service and the Rite of Committal will be celebrated at noon on January 16 at the Chapel of Lloyd James Funeral Home and Rose Hill Cemetery in Tyler, Texas. Memorial donations may be made to Catholic Relief Services, Baltimore, Maryland or Saint Albert the Great Dominican Priory, Irving, TX.

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Anita McPherson

January 15, 2021

Maurice will always be remembered for his great fun personality. He was blessed with good health an energy until these last few years. He was very proud of his children and their accomplishments thru the Years.
We will always have so many wonderful memories with Maurice and Linda. Summer vacations of swimming in the pool and Maurice taking us on the golf cart rides so fast.
A life well lived. Rest In Peace
Anita McPherson- Sister in Law

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