Charles Corson

Obituary of Charles L. Corson

Charles L. Corson, 94, of Washington Township, New Jersey, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2020. Preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Phyllis Corson, Charles raised his family in Clayton, NJ and retired to Manahawkin, NJ in 1973.


Charles was a loving husband and devoted father, grandfather and great grandfather. A member of the "Greatest Generation”, Charles enjoyed sharing his experiences and values with his many friends at the “guy’s table” at Cardinal Village. While living in Manahawkin, he enjoyed many Jersey shore activities including crabbing, clamming, fishing and boating. Wherever he was, Charles enjoyed his garden and Philadelphia team sports. He was an avid fan of the Eagles and Phillies.

Born in Camden, NJ, Charles was a resident of Manahawkin for 27 years. He was a proud United States Army Air Corp Veteran serving in the Eighth Air Force, 309th Division from 1943 - 1945. During this time he was a flight engineer on B-17’s, flying out of England to bomb German targets during the Second World War. Prior to retiring, Charles was a boiler inspector for the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and was a school bus driver for Southern Regional High School in Manahawkin.


Beloved husband of Phyllis (nee Smith); Dear brother of Frank Corson; devoted father of Charles (Lorraine) Corson, Lane (Paula Cullen) Corson and Robert (Sharon) Corson; ;  loving grandfather of Charles A. (Valentina) Corson, Stephen (Jennifer) Corson, MeeNa (Rob) Sazanowicz, Sam Cullen-Corson, Jennifer (Ryan) Bradley, Evan (Jamie) Corson and the late, Jonathan Corson; cherished great grandfather of Rachel, Ariana, Grace and Elisabeth, Bradley; Ana Maria, Maia, and Brooke Corson; Emma Jo Sazanowicz; and Marcus and Cassidy Corson.

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Due to the National Health Crisis, services for Charles will be held privately. A public memorial will be announced at a later date.

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