Ernest Gilbert Corbin Sr., 83, of Jupiter died Sunday, Sept. 8. He lived in Florida since 1978.
He was employed by Pratt & Whitney for 35 years.
He served on the Enfield, CT, Town Council and was Republican Town Committee chairman in Enfield and later in Somers, CT.
He was an infantry wireman in the 313rd Regiment, 79th Army Unit, during World War II, and landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day-plus-6 in 1944. He saw the worst of many battles, and was awarded several medals, including a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, two Bronze Stars with Oak Leaf Clusters for Meritorious Achievement for ground combat, an America Theater Campaign ribbon, a Victory Ribbon, an Army Occupation Medal with German Clasp, a Combat Infantry Badge and a Good Conduct Medal.
He was a past master and 50-year member of Ionic Lodge No. 110 A.F.&A.M. and Adoniram Council No. 14 R&S.M.
Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Martha Knight Corbin; a son, Ernest Gilbert Corbin Jr. and wife Beverly of Enfield; two daughters, Deborah Corbin of Ellington, CT and Patricia Corbin of West Springfield, MA; four step-children, Janice Strollo of East Haddam, CT, Kathryn Boccia and husband Frank of Alpharetta, GA, Linda Loftus of Enfield and Martin Wright and wife Robin of Boulder, CO; a sister, Jeanne Dwight of East Windsor, CT; a brother, Clinton, Corbin of West Springfield, MA; and eight grandchildren.
He will be buried with military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.
Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.