In Memory of David M. Corr

February 2, 1950 - May 26, 2022

Resided in New Hartford, NY


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David M. Corr, 72, of New Hartford, died on May 26, 2022, in Santa Clara, NY while doing one of the things he loved most in this world: fishing.

He was born on February 2, 1950, in New Hartford, a son of the late Joseph and Marian Wurm Corr. He graduated from Norte Dame High School in 1968, and then enlisted in the United States Army serving during the Vietnam War and was stationed in South Korea where he worked as an small weapons and munitions specialist. In 1973, he graduated from Paul Smith’s College of Forestry and SUNY Tech with degrees in Forestry, Criminal Justice and Law.

Dave married Kathleen Callan on December 19, 1970, at St. John’s Evangelist Church in New Hartford, a blessed union of 51 years. He began his working career with the New Hartford Police Department and later worked as a security officer at SUNY IT. He then became a claims adjuster for State Farm Insurance where he worked most of his career, retiring at age 59.

Dave was very active in the surrounding community and was a 41-year member of the New Hartford Fire Department (NHFD), 6-year President of NHFD Benevolent Association, President and co-founder of the Officer Joseph D. Corr Foundation. He was also an active member of the NYS Fish & Wildlife Management Board, NYS Sportsman Hall of Fame, NYS Conservation Fund Advisory Board, Deerfield Fish and Game Club, Mohawk Valley Water Board, Mohawk Valley Trout Unlimited (TU), and Clonan Post American Legion, and many others. He received various awards and recognitions for his dedication and leadership such as Leadership in TU, CNY Sportsman of the Year, and Crime Victim Service Award.
He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish, hunt, and camp and continued to teach his children and grandchildren his love of the outdoors. He taught hunter’s safety courses and initiated Trout in The Classroom projects throughout the area. He was known for always willing to help someone in need, whether fixing a porch step, snow blowing the neighbors’ driveways and enjoying a good conversation or a prank with friends. He also loved being involved in events to support and recognize police officers and families of officers killed in the line of duty, locally and regionally.

Dave was a faithful Catholic and attended church regularly and, most recently, attended Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Utica.

He is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen Corr of New Hartford; two daughters, Dr. Kelly Corr Cooper and her husband, Jeffrey of Knoxville, TN and Sherri Philipkoski and her husband, Dennis of New Hartford; daughter, in law, Tracie Corr of Sauquoit; grandchildren, Kyle, Zach and Allie Philipkoski, Emily, Lilly and Vivian Cooper and Kaitlyn Corr; siblings, Paul Corr and his wife, Janice, Dr. Peter Corr and his wife, Christiane, Robert Corr and his wife, Cindy, Marita Baker and her husband, Richard and Daniel Corr; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Michael Callan and his wife, Sue, Patricia Wheeler and her husband, Albert, Pamala Winn and her husband, George and Christine McCluskey and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Officer Joseph D. Corr, sister, Eileen Corr, his father and mother-in-law, Daniel and Mary Ruth Callan and his brother-in-law, Kevin McCluskey.

The family would like to thank the Town of Webb /Inlet Police Department, New York State Police Ray Brook, John Townsend Assistant Fire Chief of Inlet and Department of Environmental Conservation at Ray Brook and all of the many friends and family for their love and support.

The funeral will be on Saturday, June 4th at 10:00 am at the Mary, Mother of Our Savior Parish, Church of Our Lady of Lourdes in Utica. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery after mass. Calling hours will be on Friday June 3rd from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral and Cremation Services, 13 Oxford Rd., New Hartford. The service will also be streamed on Saturday on

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Officer Joseph D. Corr Foundation in memory of Dave at Envelopes will also be present at Funeral Home.

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