In Memoriam: Charles Corwin


The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of retiree Charles Corwin on November 12, at the Royal Nursing Center in Falmouth, of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 71.

Born in Hartford, Connecticut, to Loxla and Helen (Wester) Corwin, Charlie was raised in Belmont, MA.  He held a degree in mechanical engineering from Wentworth Institute.

Charlie began his career at WHOI in 1985 as a research assistant II in the Alvin group under Barrie Walden.  In 1990, he was promoted to research assistant III.  He left in 2005.

He leaves his wife of 26 years, Anne McGinley Corwin; four children, Deborah Hadley, Lori Moone, Cindy Small, and Chuck Ellis; 10 grandchildren; and three stepchildren, Shaun Dias, Alanna Dias, and Meghan Dias.  He was predeceased by a brother, John Corwin; and a grandson, Aaron Hadley.

Services will be private.

Some of the information for this obituary was taken from the Falmouth Enterprise.


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