MECHANICVILLE - Paul J. Corson, 84, of S Main St, died peacefully on Monday, March 9th at Van Rensselaer Manor, Troy, after a brief illness. Born in Scranton, PA on August 14, 1935, after graduating high school, Paul joined the US Navy and then the US Army, serving honorably for 20 years between the two, until his last honorable discharge in 1973.
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Paul continued his education, receiving a Bachelors Degree in Computer programming. He then worked for NYS as a computer programmer for over 20 years before retiring in the early 2000's. While his boys were in school, Paul was an active member of the MHS Booster Club. He also enjoyed reading books, was an avid chess player and had a love of cats. He was also a 30 year member of the Mechanicville-Stillwater Elks Lodge.
Paul was predeceased by his wife Sun Kil Corson as well as his brother Philip Corson.
Survivors include his two adored sons Brett(Krystal) Corson and Craig Corson, both of Mechanicville, along with grandchildren Madison, Morgan, Malcolm and Monroe Corson.
Military Honors and entombment will be held on Tuesday, March 17th at 12 PM at the Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Rd, Schuylerville, NY 12871. Those wishing to attend are asked to arrive at the cemetery visitor center at 11:45AM. There will be no calling hours. Remembrances may be made in Paul's memory to VA Stratton Medical Center, 113 Holland Ave, Albany, NY 1228.