Emory Alden James Corwine
June 22, 1987 - June 15, 2012
Emory Alden James Corwine, 24, passed away unexpectedly Friday (June 15, 2012) in Airway Heights, Wash. as a result of an accident.
Emory was born on June 22, 1987 in Alfred Station to Mark H. and Sandra L. (Moore) Corwine. He was a 2005 graduate of Andover Central School. After graduation, he spent a year with Americorps; helping with the cleanup of Hurricane Katrina and worked with Habitat for Humanity. In 2007, he attended the National Outdoor Leadership School, a wilderness training course. In 2009, Emory put this training to a different use by volunteering to serve in the United States Air Force, where he graduated with honors in the SERE (Search, Evasion, Resistance and Escape) program and where he later actively trained others in the same program.
In addition to his parents, Emory is survived by three sisters, Cyan Y. Corwine and her husband, Stephen Wrigley of Greylynn, Auckland, New Zealand; Lyla R. Corwine and Isabella C. Corwine, both of Andover; a grandfather, James G. Moore of Andover; a step-grandmother, Ruth Corwine of Starke, Fla.; eleven aunts and uncles, and several cousins.
He was predeceased by an infant brother, Noll Shepherd Corwine on Jan 22, 1995; three grandparents, John W. and Clara B. Corwine and Marion Moore; and his Aunt Kimberly Moore and Uncle John Walter “Cork” Corwine, Jr.
Emory loved music, swing dancing and playing guitar and flute. He had a passion for snowboarding, skydiving and rock climbing. Additionally, he earned a black belt in Karate from Alfred Martial Arts, achieving this honor on his twenty-first birthday. Also, he was active in Life Center Church in Spokane Wash. where he served as a youth volunteer. Always mindful of those less fortunate, he donated his hair to Locks of Love, which make hair pieces for children suffering hair loss from disease or illness. But more than these, he was a loving son, faithful brother and friend to all who knew him.
There will be a memorial service at Fairchild Air Force Base near Spokane, Wash. on Wednesday (June 20). Locally, visitation will be held at Andover Central School on Tuesday (June 26) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at which time the funeral service with military honors will be held immediately following the visitation at 1 p.m. with Rev. Frank Troutman of Andover First Baptist Church, officiating. There will be a public reception on the lawn of the school following the service. A private burial in Valley Brook Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions in Emory’s name may be made to Locks of Love, 234 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33405 or the National Outdoor Leadership School, 284 Lincoln St., Lander, WY 82520.
Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.