Edmund Corvi Friday, April 14, 1922 - Sunday, July 2, 2017
Edmund Corvi went home to the Lord on Sunday, July 2, 2017.
Ed was born April 14, 1922 in Quincy, Massachusetts to Ferdinand and Theresa (Comoletti) Corvi, originally from Soprani, Italy, the fourth of five children.
He attended Quincy High School and joined the Navy at age 17to go to war. He served at Samar Island in the Philippines, sailing out on the transport ship Sea Fiddler, returning home on the transport ship Warhawk to San Francisco in 1945. He served as crew chief on R5Ds & PBY42s, and the B24 Army plane. After retiring from the Navy, he returned to house painting but found he couldn’t make enough for his growing family and re-enlisted in the Navy in 1946. He served at Squantum NAS in 1952. 1957 found Ed and family in Long Beach, CA serving in the materiel side at Los Alamitos NAS until his retirement in February 1962 as a 1st Class Petty Officer.
He secured a position at Avco Aerospace through the recommendation of a Navy friend. In 1964, he was employed by GE at Vandenberg AFB, retiring in 1990.
Ed met Frances Leader in high school in Quincy and they were married in Pensacola, FL in September of 1943. They welcomed two children, and were married for 25 years until Frances’ untimely death in 1969.
He was brought together by a mutual friend with his present wife, Nona (Weiting) Corvi. They were married in 1973. Ed joyfully became the step father of Nona’s three sons.
Ed loved the Italian Opera, especially Mario Lanza. His favorite hobby was tending his garden and salt water fishing, as well as snorkeling off the shore in Quincy, MA. He traveled with Nona to Italy, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Hawaii, and Alaska and of course Nona’s native country of Canada.
Ed was active in the Fleet Reserve and served as President of the local AARP. He was an active and interested member the Elks BPOE 1538 for many years. He happily handled server and waiter positions there on Monday nights. He loved Rodeo Days where he served in the beer tent.
He leaves his wife Nona, children Marion Low (Fred), Richard Corvi (Sharon), step-son Garwin Weiting (Esther), Arlin Weiting (Sharon), and grandchildren Shawn, Wayne, Christopher, Theresa, Tyla, Marc, Donald and Robert along with many great grandchildren and one great, great granddaughter.
He is survived by his sister Lillian Barbour. He was preceded in death by his brothers Jim & Whit, his sister Mary Johnson and his step-son Rowie Weiting.
His passing leaves many broken hearts, and a legacy of love and faith. He will be sorely missed.
“All men are ordinary men, it’s the extraordinary ones who know it.”
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any of the following: Lutheran Church of Our Savior (Designate either "Ed Corvi Memorial Fund" or "Upward Bound Preschool" as a memo), St. Jude Children's Hospital or the American Cancer Society.