Harold Bernard Corbat, Merrill, Michigan

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 05, 2009. Age 82 years. Harold Bernard Corbat was born September 30, 1927 at home, the son of the late Marjorie (Tighe) and Jerome Corbat Sr. He engaged in farming on the family farm for much of his life. Later, he co-owned and operated Merrill Concrete pumping with his partner, Ron Fleming. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and of the Fr. Neuman Council #2291, Merrill. He married Lucille Hogan on October 30, 1948, celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary last October. She survives him. He also leaves eight daughters, three sons and their spouses, Margaret and David Purcell, Merrill; Janet and Joseph Blasko, Ponte Vedre Beach, FL; Donald Corbat, Bergland, MI; Patricia and Jim Darland, Lake, MI; Yvonne and Vern Weber, Saginaw; Deborah and Mike Keenan, Merrill; Thomas and Patrice Corbat, Breckenridge; Donna and Randy Heinlein, Brant; Annette and Calvin Bigelow, Wheeler; David and Kelly Corbat, Breckenridge; Beth Ann and Darren Moulton, Midland. Another daughter, Joyce Ann, predeceased him in 1968. He also leaves 25 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; also one sister, Delores and Carl Kocsis, Midland; a sister-in-law, Betty Mallek, Gladwin; a brother-in-law, Bernard and Karen Hogan, Bay City; many nieces, nephews and their families. He was predeceased by four brothers and six sisters. Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 8, 2009, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 4708 N. Meridian Road, Merrill (Ryan) with burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. His family will receive friends at the W. L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 125 E. Saginaw Street, Merrill, from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday where the Fr. Neuman Council #2291 will pray the Rosary at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday. Friends and family may then call at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider MidMichigan Hospice or St. Patrick Catholic Church. www.casefuneralhome.com