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Thomas W. Corr

Passed away on April 27, 2021
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Thomas Corr of Park Ridge was taken peacefully to God on April 27th 2021. He was born in Erie, Pennsylvania to Thomas and Elizabeth Corr. Growing up in Montclair, New Jersey, he was a beloved brother to his sisters Francis Corr “Tenuto” and Elizabeth “ Betty” Corr. Tom graduated from Montclair State and Columbia University with a Masters of Education in Teaching. Tom served both in the Korean and Vietnam Wars where he was honorably discharged. Tom began teaching on Long Island but spent most of his career teaching Business at Park Ridge High School beloved by many as a teacher and mentor. Tom played an integral role in placing students with jobs to prepare them for their post high school life. Tom served as the Commander of the Park Ridge American Legion Post 153 and belonged to the Pearl River John E. Secor American Legion Post 329 in addition to being an active member of the Pearl River Ancient Order of Hibernians. A devout Catholic his entire life, Tom avidly read books, loved the New York Giants, Boston Red Sox and New York Mets. Most of all Tom enjoyed spending time with family and his two grandsons. Certainly loved by all, Tom could light up any room with his infectious laugh and personality. Tom is survived by his wonderful family, wife Cheryl, mother in law Adele, daughter Michele, son in Law Frank, and his two grandsons, Christian and Alexander, Nieces and Nephews Patty, Ricky, Billy, Jeannie, Nick, and Alexa. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you donate to The American Heart Association. or the Vietnam Veterans Association. A mass will be held at Our Lady of Mercy Church, Park Ridge, NJ at 11:30am, Tuesday, May 4th. The Funeral Mass will be live streamed by going the Our Lady of Mercy website, urolm.org

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, May 3, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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John Campbell

May 10, 2021

One of the best. Revered colleague. Leader of the pack. Example setter. Have missed him all these years, and my days at PRHS.
John Campbell

Adele Wilson

May 9, 2021

Tom was the commander to the American Legion. Fred was part of the SAL. Tom was always there for us. He wasn’t just a commander, he was a friend. We had such respect for him, he spoke highly of my family.
He will be deeply missed. We are so sorry for your loss.
Adele Wilson
Fred Koffer

Thomas Forbes

May 4, 2021

I have known Tom his entire married life. During this time I saw a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who truly loved his family. Whenever I called him he would always bragg about his family. There was nothing more precious to him. I know he is free from pain and at peace now with the Lord.

Byron Marzan

May 1, 2021

I'm very sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I have many fond memories of Tom, while spending time with him at the Park Ridge American Legion. He was always upbeat and his great sense of humor kept everyone in stitches. He will be sorely missed. May he rest in peace!

Cheryl Corr

April 30, 2021

Tom,
The last few months were rough but you fought hard to the bitter end and never complained. Even through this we were able to have a lot of laughs and conversations about anything and everything in all hours of the night and day.No words can explain what you have done and meant to me in the last 41 years. You have always put your family first no matter what. You were the best Father and Grandfather anyone could ask for. I know you are in peace now and will watching over us forever. Until we meet again. Love , Cheryl

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