Glenn T. Corl

Glenn T. Corl, 92, of Lake Clear, died Sunday Dec. 27, 2020, at the Champlain Valley Senior Community in Willsboro.

Glenn was born on Oct. 22 1928 in Rochester, the son of Glenn Corl and Kathleen Howe.

He married Natalie Bombard in 1953. Later in life he married Beverly Sharkey in 1972.

He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1949 in Rochester. He joined the United States Army and served in the Pacific theater as an M.P. during the Korean War.

Glenn attended Paul Smith’s College, where he played basketball, graduating in 1952. He was employed from 1959 to 1991 for the Bureau of Fish at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. He was the manager and very instrumental in the design and construction of the new hatchery in the 1980s.

Glenn was the first winner of the Willard Hanmer guideboat race in 1963 and 1965. He was the president of the ski club and ski race starter for many years at Mount Pisgah.

Glenn participated in several Boy Scout activities and school student seminars pertaining to fish culture. Glenn loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. His love for fishing took him to Alaska and Nova Scotia on many fishing trips.

Glenn is survived by his sons, Douglas (Arlana) of Alaska and Michael Corl of New Hampshire; three daughters, Deborah Black of Burlington, Vermont, Kathleen (Richard) Leidig of Lake Clear and Sheri (Cory) Cross of Albany. He is also survived by six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and his beloved dog Cindy, who was his partner in all his yard sale ventures for the past 10 years.

Glenn was predeceased by his father Glenn, mother Kathleen, sister Mary Ann McGonagle, grandson Eric Corl and step-grandson Tyler Leidig.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A graveside service will take place at the convenience of the family at a later date.

Anyone wishing to remember Glenn are asked to make donations to the Adirondack Animal Coalition, who took Glenn’s dog Cindy and placed her in a good home. They provide families with food for their animals and more. Family and friends can also share their memories and condolences at www.fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.