Harry Michael Corbin passed on to be at home with our Lord on Nov. 29, 2020, in the loving presence of his mother, Colette and father, Michael.
He is survived by his sister, Hope; his brothers, Hayden and Mac; his grandparents, Pat and Jack Padian and Judy and Jake Corbin; and far too many loving aunts, uncles and cousins to list.
Harry graduated from St. Monica Catholic School, attended Jesuit College Preparatory School and received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. Harry personified the words courage, hope and strength. He fought an unceasing, two-year battle with cancer and all its accompanying afflictions, encouraging hospital staff to ‘don’t give up’ when they themselves seemed to lose hope and the words were difficult for him to convey.
He maintained his sense of humor and was always curious about what was happening in the lives of the family and friends that surrounded him throughout his struggle. Harry was a ‘man for others’. Among many other acts of compassion, he worked with underprivileged children in Chicago, where he helped create a community garden. He also worked at a children’s outpatient unit in Mobile, Alabama where he supervised and guided children with behavioral and psychiatric issues. He dreamed of starting a ranch where underprivileged children could go to learn life skills through ranching and farming and find the hope and inspiration to do good in this world.
Harry was a great athlete. He wore a constant, contagious smile. He loved the history of the Celts, the ancient Greeks, geography, nature, big oak trees, Disney movies and their soundtracks, (good) karaoke, dancing, a cold beer, an old Irish song, hunting, fishing, and laughing. More than anything else, Harry loved his family.