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Joel Corman passed away Dec. 19, 2017.
He was born Sept. 9, 1925, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Fred and Rose Lang Corman.
Besides his parents, Joel was preceded in death by his wife, Edith.
Joel graduated from James Madison High School in 1942 in Brooklyn.
He joined the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945 and was a member of the 106th Infantry Division serving in the European Campaign. He fought at D-Day and at Battle of the Bulge. During the war, Joel was wounded in action and was taken as a Prisoner of War. He earned both the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star for his actions during the war.
In 1947, Joel graduated Long Island University with a degree in Business Administration specializing in Marketing Management.
In 1948, he and his wife, Edith Bottwin Corman moved to Ashland, where they were co-owners of Corman's Clothing and raised a family there until 1995.
He is survived by his daughter, Rita (Steve) Spitzer; his son, Fred (Mary Lou) Corman; two grandchildren, Emily (Fernando) Fukasato and Jonathon (Rachel) Spitzer; as well as four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be private. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Jessamine County.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Wounded Warrior Project.
Condolences may be sent to milwardfuneral.com.
Published on December 23, 2017
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