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John  M.  Corkhill
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Obituary for John M. Corkhill

John M. Corkhill, 89, a long time resident of Santa Maria passed away on April 26, 2018.
He was born in Georgia and lived until 1946 in Orlando Florida His parents were Kate
and William Corkhill. He graduated from MIT in 1951 with a degree in Electrical
Engineering, and was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
A resident of Santa Maria since 1980 he retired from Lockheed-Martin in 1993 after a
career in the Electronics and Aerospace Industries with General Dynamics, McDonnell
Aircraft, Philco, and Texas Instruments.
He attended the Orcutt Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Tri- Valley R/C
Modelers and the Santa Barbara Radio Control Modelers. In addition to designing,
building and flying radio controlled aircraft, he had a life long interest in automobile
racing and enjoyed taking photographs. He and his wife Jean traveled to England, Wales,
the Isle of Man, France, Holland, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Germany, Australia, New
Zealand, Hawaii, Canada and Alaska.
Survivors include his wife Jean B. Corkhill of Santa Maria, his sister Molly Ashby of
Virginia, and son William from a previous marriage. Grandchildren include
Sadie, Caycee, Michelle and Ken, and six great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Orcutt Presbyterian Church on May 5, 2018 at 11:00 AM.


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