Philip Hughes Corbett, lifelong resident of Augusta, Maine, died June 12, 2019 at the Veterans home in South Paris, Maine with his family by his side.
He was born in Augusta, ME on June 25,1926 passing just 13 days short of his 93 birthday.
Phil served in the U.S. Army and fought on Okinawa, which he was very proud of. After an Honorable Discharge on July 1947. He reenlisted in the Marine Corps and served in Korea all the time holding the rank of Staff Sergeant/Platoon leader in both services. He was Honorably Discharged from the U.S. Marines on February 1951. Being a decorated WWII Veteran, was his greatest pride.
Philip worked at the Augusta Pulp and Paper Company and in his later years was employed by Central Maine Power as a security officer.
Phil had a passion for excitement and speed. In his younger years he rode Harley and Indian motorcycles. He was an avid hunter and expert marksmen. He also enjoyed Hydroplane racing , and flying becoming a Licensed pilot with night and pontoon ratings. He also flew for the Civil Air Patrol as chief pilot in the Augusta wing.
Family members include his wife Barbara (Furrow) Corbett of 69 years. His sons, Bill and wife Ann of Nashua NH , Mike and wife Sue of Hallowell ME, and John of Augusta ME. He has five grandchildren and five great grandchildren which he loved dearly.
At his request, there will be no public visiting hours. A committal service will be held on Monday, July 15th at noon at the niche wall in the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Dr., Augusta ME.