Walter Corey

Walter R. Corey

Monday, September 4th, 1939 - Friday, December 13th, 2019
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Walter Richard Corey, 80, died Friday, December 13 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born and raised in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, NY, and in the borough of Queens, to Polish immigrant parents. Walter attended St Stanislaus Kostka School, Brooklyn Technical High School and Brooklyn College. It was in Brooklyn where, on a dare, he met his future wife, Jeannine, with whom he would go on to share 59 years of marriage and four children. Their relationship was one of unmatched love, respect and a lifetime of fun.
Together they lived in New Hyde Park, NY and in New Jersey while Walt began a long career in the early days of computers with the phone company, AT & T. A significant career accomplishment was his work on Poseiden, a vast communication project that laid cable under the Atlantic, a system that is still utilized. Walt followed his career to Colorado and worked for US West. In later years, he worked for Sybase Communications in Boulder. There he continued his meticulous approach to work and reputation for injecting silliness into everyday life. Walt loved people and made friends wherever he went. Being a target of a joke was the highest praise.
As a youth, Walter often rode his bike over Kosciusko Bridge in New York, unknowingly preparing for 10 years participation in the 400 mile, weeklong Ride the Rockies bike tour, completing his first at age 56. Cycling became a passion that he shared with family, particularly his son Brian. As recently as 2018 he was still riding.
Family was primary to Walter, and he reveled in each stage of his children and grandchildren’s lives, always supportive during good times and bad. Carpentry learned from his father meant that many family homes have his mark in well-built decks, basements and laundry rooms. He was always there to lend a hand, to listen, to play, and to help make sense of the world. Loved my many, he is sadly missed.
Walter was a lifelong practicing Catholic and active member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Longmont, and the Knights of Columbus. Walter is survived by his wife, Jeannine, children Elaine (Paul Balaguer); Brian (Helen); Maureen (Tom O’Connor); and Sean (Heather); grandchildren Anna, Sarah, Jack, Brenna and Aileen; sister-in-law Lorraine Cheney; brother Thomas Corey of Florida; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Rosary will be held Wednesday, December 18, at 6:30 pm at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry St., Longmont.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, December 19 at noon at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 323 Collyer St, Longmont. Reception following in church hall. Memorial contributions can be made to Parkinsons Association of the Rockies. Visit to share condolences.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Ahlberg Funeral Chapel
    326 Terry St.
    LONGMONT, CO 80501
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Please join the Corey family as they Pray the Rosary at 6:30 pm on Wed. December 18, 2019 at the Ahlberg Funeral Chapel.
  • Service

    Thursday, December 19th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Thursday, December 19th, 2019 12:00pm
    St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
    323 Collyer St.
    LONGMONT, CO 80501
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Kristi vonalt

Posted at 10:51pm
What a wonderful wonderful man! I just found out about Walter today. I am so sorry. I'm crying right now because you know how much Walter reminded me of my own amazing father. I think they were brothers in a different life. Everyone one of us in the office loved him and looked forward to seeing him. We will miss him dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Love, Jason, Tammy, & Family

Posted at 07:01pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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John, Scott, Shawn, Helen & Eve

Posted at 12:38pm
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Lana Lathrop

Posted at 12:30pm
Jeannine and family of the delightful Walter Corey,

Our thoughts are sent to you with love and caring at this difficult time.
Walter was a ray of sunshine in this world. He always seemed to have a bright smile, a kind word and of course, a joke or funny story to share! Rich first got to know Walter when they rode the bus together to Denver from Longmont in their commuting days. Rich and I both got to be around Jeannine and Walter years later in our Parkinson's Support Group. Jeannine obviously adored Walter and their love and devotion to each other was obvious!
Walter seemed to face his Parkinson's with the same positive attitude with which he lived his life and that was appreciated by all whose lives he touched. We're proud to have known him!

Rich and Lana Lathrop


Posted at 05:14pm
We're so heartbroken! Walter always made us laugh, and we loved to hear the funny stories he and Jeannine shared with us. It was always very evident how much they truly loved each other, such a sweet, gentle, caring man. Walter will never be forgotten and will always be in our hearts. Sending much love to Jeannine and family, words can't even express how truly sorry we are.

Patty, Chris and Kim - The Therapy Center Family

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