DOWNEY - Bob Corwin, a resident of Downey since 1963, died at home on April 22, after suffering for many years with Alzheimer's disease.A memorial service will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Downey on April 30 at 11 a.m. He was born on May 31, 1933 in Edgington, Illinois to William Russell and Ida Mae Corwin. He was the eldest of two sons. He married Joyce Boetje on May 16, 1954 in Rock Island, Illinois. He graduated from Rock Island High School, Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, and attended Milwaukee School of Engineering. Since 1963, he was employed at Rockwell International, McDonnell-Douglas, Ocean Technology (O.T.I.), Honeywell, and retired from Northrop in 1990. After his retirement, he started his own vending machine business, which he operated until 2008. He is survived by his brother, Lloyd Corwin, sister-in-law, Darlene Corwin, his wife, Joyce, and four children ‚àí Teresa (Steve) Arias, David (Linda) Corwin, Michael, and Robert Corwin; and six grandchildren ‚àí Joel, Jordan and Justin Arias and Kristen, Allison and Daniel Corwin.
********** Published: April 28, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 2