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Patrick J. Corbet Obituary

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Patrick Joseph Corbet, born on August 2, 1953, in Chicago, Illinois, passed away on April 4, 2024.

Pat was a loving and proud father to his son, Brian, and his daughters, Bridget Busse (Darren) and Alissa (Scott Lyjak), and a cherished grandfather to Layla, Odin, Vincent, and Estelle.

Pat is survived by his sisters, Kathy Ward (DeMotte, IN), and Eileen Corbet (Silver Spring, MD), and brothers, Michael (Cape Coral, FL), and James (Charlotte, NC), along with their families.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert & Rita (Klinker) Corbet, his sister Mary Ervin, nieces Laura Ward and Carrie Dabbs, and nephew Jacob Ervin.

Pat served in the U.S. Army as a tank operator stationed in Germany before graduating from Western Illinois University with a major in Theatre. He enjoyed a long and successful career in the manufacturing industry, holding senior management roles in Illinois, Ohio, and Connecticut.

He possessed a captivating storytelling ability. His words were chosen meticulously and punctuated by dramatic pauses that held his audience’s suspense. Each story, whether lighthearted or profound, left a lasting impression, often imparting valuable life lessons.

Pat’s love for travel and adventure was boundless. He found joy in researching new destinations and experiences, eagerly checking items off his Bucket List. From skydiving and snorkeling to RV trips along Route 66 and exploring the landscapes of Europe and Ireland, he embraced each adventure with enthusiasm, relishing the shared experiences with his family.

Above all, Pat cherished time spent with family, whether camping, attending theater shows, cheering on the White Sox, or leading annual Christmas carols in his red suspenders. His legacy of love, wisdom, and adventure will forever live on in the hearts of those lucky enough to have met him.

Memorial Visitation Monday April 8, 2024 from 3 to 8 p.m. with word of remembrance at 7 p.m. Services conclude at the funeral home. Info @ www.williams-kampp.com or (630) 668-0016.

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