Jerry L. Corley
July 28, 1943 ‒ January 10, 2020
Jerry Corley, age 76 of Delaware, OH and formerly of Charlevoix , MI, passed away Friday, January 10, 2020, in Delaware. He was born July 28, 1943 in Chicago, IL to the late Dale and Evelyn (Wonus) Corley.
Left to cherish Jerry’s memory are his wife of 55 years, Judy Corley; son, Scott (Holly) Corley; daughter, Tracy (Malcolm) Hiltz; grandchildren; Jamie, Rachel, and Emma Corley; and several other relatives and friends.
Jerry was a civil engineer by trade, having retired from Consumer’s Energy, a Michigan Utility in 1998 after 35 years of dedicated service. He was a proud alumnus of Purdue University, graduating with the class of 1965. Jerry was an active member of his community and church. He received the ambassador’s award from the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce in 2003. Jerry had been a member of the Lions Club, past president of the Northern Michigan Trails Council, and a regional director of the Purdue Alumni Association. He was especially proud of the contribution he had made to enable the Little Traverse Wheelway bicycle path in northern Michigan to be completed from Charlevoix to Petoskey.
Jerry was an avid model railroader. He enjoyed cycling, traveling, and was a fan of all Purdue University sports. To the end, one of his favorite cheers was, “Purdue!” He was a kind, caring, peacemaker, who most of all, enjoyed spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his brothers, Mel and Doug Corley.
There are no formal services planned. The family plans to have small family memorials, and scattering of ashes in Charlevoix, Purdue University, and Michigan City, Indiana.
Contributions in Jerry’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Arrangements entrusted to Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware, OH.