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John Edward Corey
November 1, 2023
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John Edward Corey, aged 83, peacefully passed away on November 1 surrounded by his loving family.
He is survived by his partner and best friend of 30 years, Flordeliza Castellano; his daughter, Beth Dantuma (Wayne); his son, John Edward Corey, Jr (Jenell); and six grandchildren whom he adored: William, Claire, James, John Edward Corey III, Charlotte, and Sloane. He is also survived by his sister, Rosanne Corey; brother-in-law, Noble Corey; beloved nieces Kristine Kleptz (David) and Renee Nasser (Greg); and great nieces and nephews: Cameron, Colton, and Christiana Nasser, and Jarred Kleptz (Brittany). He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Anne Corey.
John graduated from Schulte High School in 1958 and went on to attend Indiana University, where he was a member of the tennis team. Later, he completed his college education at Indiana State University. Upon graduating in 1962, he embarked on a career with GE Finance, dedicating nearly 10 years of his life to the company before transitioning to the local automotive industry. For 35 years, John thrived in this field, starting with Adams Pontiac and ultimately becoming head of the Finance and Insurance (F&I) operation at Burger Chrysler Plymouth. He often reminisced about the "heyday" of the local automotive business, where personal relationships and handshake deals were the foundation of successful transactions.
John's closest friends and family will remember him for his kindness, authenticity, charisma, and boundless sense of humor. He was an active and athletic individual with an unwavering zest for life. Throughout retirement, he continued to embrace life's adventures. He and Liza explored Indiana State Parks, enjoyed fall covered bridge festivals, strolled and biked along the shores of Lake Michigan, created cherished memories with his grandchildren by his daughter's pool, and reveled in scenic walks and boat rides at John Jr.'s summer home on Bostwick Lake in Grand Rapids, MI. His green thumb was legendary, evident in his lush lawn and vibrant landscapes. John was a lifelong sports enthusiast, with a special love for tennis, college basketball, and football. He was a passionate supporter of ISU sports and often attended track meets and girls' softball games during Indiana's beautiful spring weather. Visiting the Terre Haute Public Library and indulging in Hallmark Channel movies were also high on his list of cherished pastimes.
Services are scheduled for Saturday November 4, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 13th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47804. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until Rosary Services at 7:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Father Robert Showers will be officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to St. Joseph University Parish in John's memory. Contributions can be sent to 113 S 5th Street, Terre Haute IN 47807.
John's memory will continue to live on in the hearts of those who knew him, and his legacy will be celebrated for years to come.