Aloysius W. Corcoran

Published 10:13 am Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Aloysius Walter Corcoran, 92, of Pickens, S.C. passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011.
Born on Feb. 2, 1919 in Jersey City, N.J., he was the son of the late John and Wahlberger Thum Corcoran.
Mr. Corcoran was retired from Bell Laboratories in New Jersey. He was of the Roman Catholic faith, but for the past 10 years attended Pickens View Wesleyan Church, where he was a member of the Ethel Gilstrap Sunday school and the Best Years Fellowship. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of WWII.
Surviving are his wife of the home, Gladys L. Pace; two daughters, Dolores Delany of Sewanee, Ga. and Eleanor Jaeger of Easton, Penn.; a son, Al Corcoran Jr. of Columbus; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a stepson, Lewis Pace; two step-grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren, all of Pickens.
Mr. Corcoran was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Eleanor Dwyer Corcoran, who passed away in 1994, two sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Dillard Funeral Home in Pickens. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 at 11 a.m. in Saint Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church in Clemson, S.C., with entombment to follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park Mausoleum in Pickens.
The family will receive friends prior to the service on Tuesday from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice or the Hospice House at the Carolina Foothills, 260 Fairwinds Road, Landrum, S.C. 29356. The family will be at their respective homes. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting
Dillard Funeral Home, Pickens.

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