November 30, -0001 - May 13, 2010
CORNELL, John C. died May 13, 2010. He was born January 5, 1923 in Akron, Ohio, preceded in death by his wife, Georgia, of 54 years. He was a graduate of Ohio University and a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. During WWII he was an Armored Infantry Commander with the 7th Armored Division and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, three Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Procter & Gamble and worked for the company for 37 years. At retirement in 1984 he moved to Sarasota Florida returning to Cincinnati in 2009 to be closer to family. Survivors include two daughters, Cynthia Zimmerman of Morrow, Ohio and Karen Anderson of Charlotte, NC, two grandsons, Daniel and Steven and two granddaughters, Dorothy and Johanna. Should friends desire, memorials can be made to the Cincinnati Zoo, 3400 Vine St., Cinti, OH, 45220. Visitation at the Hodapp Funeral Home, 8815 Cincinnati-Columbus Rd.(Rt. 42), West Chester, on Monday from 12 noon unitl time of funeral service at 1 pm.
I always said that Mr Cornell deserved a special place in heaven, I hope he is now occupying that special place. I was honored to be one of his physicians and to have known him. A very special gentle – man. Fred Bloom, M.D.
Karen and Cindy,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you both at this time of loss. Your dad was a great man in every sense of the word. While we will miss him terribly, we are grateful that he has now gone on to his reward.
May God’s grace aid you at this time of grief.
John and Kelly