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Francis Patrick "Frank" Corbett

May 8, 1926 ~ November 4, 2021 (age 95)

Obituary

Francis Patrick “Frank” Corbett

95, of Upper St. Clair passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Thursday, November 4, 2121. Son of the late Patrick and Elizabeth McGillick Corbett. Beloved husband for 59 years of the late Mary Lou Lamark Corbett (2016); devoted father of Frank P. Corbett, Jr. (Lea), Barbara Corbett Vogel (Joe), Tom Corbett, David Corbett (Ellen) and the late Ann Corbett; loving grandfather of Peter, Maria and Rebecca Vogel; brother of Thomas Corbett, Joseph Corbett, Edward Corbett, and the late: Rev. John Corbett, Margaret Daley and James Corbett.

Frank was born in 1926, the oldest of 7 children. He attended St. Bernard’s Elementary School and Mt. Lebanon High School, where he lettered in four sports. He graduated in 1944, joined the U.S. Navy, and was making his way up the West Coast to the base at Whidbey Island, WA when VJ Day was declared.

After his service, he attended and graduated from Duquesne University, where he was captain of the baseball team. He had a one-day tryout with the Pirates where, according to his own lore, he was not given a fair shot, as the tryout was brief and marred by distractions. He turned to golf and became an exceptional golfer. He worked for his father’s auto parts distributor before breaking off and establishing his own company, F.P. Corbett Co., Inc. Located on Baum Boulevard in East Liberty for more than 3 decades, he also opened satellite offices in Florida and New Jersey that two of his brothers ran. He sold the business in 1991 and enjoyed retirement the past 30 years.

A resident of O’Hara Township for more than 40 years, he moved back to the South Hills in 2000, spending his remaining years in Upper St. Clair. He was a devout Catholic, lifelong Notre Dame football fan, and avid golfer, fly fisherman and jazz aficionado.

Viewing hours have been omitted. Everyone is welcome to attend his Funeral Mass at St. John Capistran Church (Resurrection Parish), 1610 McMillan Road, Upper St. Clair, on Monday, NOVEMBER 15, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. The family will receive friends at the church immediately after the mass. Interment with Military Honors will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies at 12:30 p.m. The family requests NO FLOWERS, PLEASE. If desired, contributions may be made to Ave Maria Academy, Bethel Park Campus, 134 Fort Couch Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241


Services

Funeral Mass
Monday
November 15, 2021

10:30 AM
Saint John Capistran Church
Upper St. Clair
Pittsburgh, PA 15241

No Viewing Hours

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THE FAMILY REQUESTS NO FLOWERS, PLEASE . SEE OBITUARY FOR WHERE FAMILY SUGGESTS CONTRIBUTIONS BE SENT. THANK YOU!
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