Beverley Hancock Corcoran, Class of 1948

Posted Jul 19, 2021

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Beverley Hancock Corcoran ’48 died June 22, 2021. She was born Jan. 28, 1927 in Brookville, PA to the late Mildred Hancock and James Hawthorne. She graduated with a degree in Biology, in 1948, from Otterbein where she played field hockey and was involved in Quiz & Quill and Theta Nu (Greenwich) sorority. Upon graduation, she married her lifelong partner, the late Daniel Corcoran ’49 whom she met at Otterbein.

They moved to Cleveland, OH where Daniel graduated from Cleveland Marshall College of Law. Early on, Beverley was employed by Cleveland Graphite as a chemist and then by C.S. Harris Realty in Chagrin Falls. She then worked at the Genetics Center at CWRU, where she enjoyed her career in science again, until she retired. Beverley and Daniel resided in the Cleveland area for over 70 years: starting in Willowick, Euclid, and finally in Chagrin Falls.

Beverley was an active and faithful member of St. Martin’s Episcopal parish in Chagrin Falls, OH. Her service to St. Martins included: Daughters of the King, Journeying Group, tutoring, and various volunteer efforts. Her faith was a central aspect of her life and she was of service to all. Beverley was active in: The Garden Club of Euclid, Bridge Club, and the Chagrin Valley Women’s Club.
Loving mother to Melanie Corcoran (Joe Rock); Daniel R. Corcoran, Jr.(Julianne); and Philip Corcoran, Sr.
(Anne). Grandmother to Jackson Rock; Kathryn Binell (Andrew); Caroline Corcoran; Daniel R. Corcoran III; Alice Corcoran; Philip Corcoran, Jr.