Harold S. Corkum
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Danvers - Harold S. Corkum, 88, of Hampden, formerly of Danvers, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, August 10, 2019. Born in Salem, Mass., on December 25, 1930, he was a son of the late Stanley M. and Millie B. (Beck) Corkum. Harold served in the U.S. Army as sergeant during the Korean War. He graduated from Suffolk University and attended the Foreign Service Institute where he trained to be a Diplomatic Courier. Harold traveled to many places, but especially enjoyed cruises with his late wife Joan and loved traveling to his parent's homeland of Nova Scotia where the family resided near Corkum Lake. He was an all-around people person and knew how to make you smile. Harold reunited with his high school sweetheart after 40 years and the two were married for 27 years. He once more, now reunites with his loving wife, Joan A. (Cail) Richers Corkum who passed in 2017. Harold is survived by his son, Christopher Corkum of Salem; his step-children, Gregg Richers and his wife Nida of East Longmeadow, Pamela Richers of Land O' Lakes, FL., and Lisa Dargie of Ludlow and her former husband Matthew Dargie of Wilbraham; his six cherished grandchildren, Nichole Lukas, Erin Cigich and her husband Rich, Alyse Bynaker and her husband David, Bryce O' Grady, Brendan O' Grady and Sydney Dargie; four great-grandchildren Charlotte, Lila, Parker, and Kinsley. Harold also leaves his cat Bo aka Marty and was predeceased by his other three, Daisy, Toots, and Toby. A graveside service will be held at a later date in his family's plot in North Beverly Cemetery. Donations may be made in his name to Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center. For further information, please visit byronkeenan.com.
Published on August 13, 2019


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Emily Black (Corkum)
Aug 16, 2019
I am one of the daughters of his Uncle Doran and Aunt Phyllis Corkum , Nova Scotia. My Dad spoke of the time Harold came to visit us at our small farm in Lawrencetown, Annapolis County Nova Scotia. I remember visiting his mother and father in Danvers. Harold took us for a tour of the area. Our five pairs of little ears listened to his every word. We are sad to hear of his passing. He had a great life. God Bless his family and his friends at this time and in the future.
Nancy Crawford
Aug 15, 2019
I’ve always loved you Hal! I remember from a very young age going back to Danvers from NS. You showed us all the local sights and I discovered serious shopping there. I always loved your visits with Grammie Viola, who became your second mother and Grandpie Don.When I got married we came and spent Christmas Day and the rest of the week because it was sooo much fun...we never made it to Florida. There was never a visit to the US for me that was complete without seeing you, no matter how short.I loved how you treated everyone with respect but always with humour! You will always have a special place in my heart! You will always be a part of our family!!!!
Rosemary Rafuse
Aug 14, 2019
When Harold's father and step-mother retired, they became out next door neighbours in New Germany, Nova Scotia. We enjoyed their company for years and when Harold came to visit, Toots would come running to visit our daughter, Karen. My deepest symathy to everyone in your great loss.
Lorraine Allison
Aug 14, 2019
We miss you, Hal. I am so happy that we had some time together, before you broke through the cocoon of life and became a Butterfly. Chris told me that you both had shared this story. You were a great guy and loving father. Danversites recall your humorous performances at St. Mary's Hall. Remember how, on Christmas Day, you directed traffic in Danvers Square dressed in your Santa suit? Fond memories of your Saturday swims with Christopher at the YMCA. Best of all was the enjoyment of the after swim love of eating Rocco's Pizza with Chris. Wonderful memories of how much you enjoyed Bup's Thanksgiving Turkey with Polish stuffing. And then, there were all of the trips to Nova Scotia to v...isit Auntie Viola and Uncle Don and bringing back Timmie, David and Nancy to 10 Autumn Street. Your love of Danvers was as big as your heart. Claire Maillet and Joan George, Fred Anderson and the Powers family will miss you and your laughter. Now you and Clarence can enjoy all that Hood Ice Cream in heaven. With Love, Lorraine, Christopher and Beau GesteRead more
Brenda Garvey
Aug 13, 2019
Harold was a good friend for many years. We always enjoyed his stories and his way of seeing humor in everything. I am sure he is at peace and with the love of his life Joanie once again.
Aug 13, 2019
Dad, I will miss your broad smile, laugh, and jokes, but most of all your wisdom. I hope your spirit will light the rest of my way of my own life as your son.

Your loving son,
Christopher Corkum