Max Levere Corley of Loch Lynn Heights, Md., died Sunday, May 11, 2014, at his home.
Born Sept. 4, in Dartmoor, he was the son of the late Harry Bruce and Carrie (Collier) Corley.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp having served as a corporal for radar operations in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He also had been a sales manager for Midwest Corp. out of Nitro. In addition to spending time with his family, Max was a stamp collector, a lifetime member of the American Philatelic Society and an avid reader who particularly enjoyed reading about history.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Carolyn (Simmons) Corley; two children, Sharon (Corley) Spadafore and husband, Lou, and Max Corley II and life partner, Dede Kelly; grandchildren, Max Corley III and wife, Kristen, Bethany (Spadafore) Ayoub and husband, Albert, and Anthony Spadafore and wife, Angel; great-grandchildren, Will and Declan Corley, Sean, Sophia and Chloe Ayoub and Serafina Spadafore; a sister, Shirley Sturm and husband, Eugene; a brother, Kent Corley and wife, Coda; a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Corley; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Irene (Smith) (Corley) Felton; sisters, Lucille Malcolm and Dare Corley; brothers, Rex Corley, Bernard Corley and Lee Corley; sisters-in-law, Gay Corley and Amelia Corley; and a brother-in-law, Woodrow Malcolm.
Friends will be received at Burdock-Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A., 21 N. Second St., Oakland, Md., today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home Wednesday, May 14, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Arthur Malcolm officiating. Interment, with military honors accorded by the American Legion Proctor Kildow Post 71 and the Deer Park Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10077, will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to HART for Animals, P.O. Box 67, Oakland, MD 21550. www.burdockfredlockfh.com.