Daniel Corcoran, Class of 1949

Posted May 19, 2020

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Daniel Corcoran ’49 died April 18, 2020 at the age of 96. He was born in Newark, OH to the late Daniel Corcoran and Vivian (Primrose) Corcoran.

In WWII, Daniel enlisted in the Navy and was a radioman on the Destroyer Escort USS Ahrens where he served in Atlantic and Pacific theaters and received two bronze stars. A highlight of his life was going on the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. He graduated from Otterbein College, Eta Phi Mu (Jonda), Phi Alpha Theta (history) and Cleveland Marshall Law School, LLB ’52. He had law practices in Euclid and Chagrin Falls, retiring at the age of 89. Daniel was passionate about community involvement and led an active civic life. He served on: Euclid YMCA board, Euclid Library Trustee, Euclid Hospital Governors, 32nd Degree Mason, and Rotary Club Board; he was active in the Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program. He was proud of his appointment to serve on Cleveland Metro parks Board of Commissioners for 9 yrs. during which the Cleveland Zoo’s Rainforest was built. Daniel and Beverley attended St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, for over 50 years.

Daniel is survived by his wife Beverley Hancock Corcoran ’48. Children Melanie Corcoran ’77 (Joe Rock), Daniel Corcoran, Jr. (Julianne), and Philip Corcoran, Sr. (Anne). Grandchildren Jackson; Kathryn; Caroline; Daniel R. III; Alice; Philip Jr. and sister-in-law Kathryn Hancock Burkins ’52.
He was preceded in death by siblings James Corcoran, Maxine Williams, brother-in-law Dean Hancock Jr.’51. and father-in-law Dean Hancock ’23.