Passing of Professor Tim Corkery

College Community,

It is with great sadness that I report the death of Professor Timothy G. Corkery, who died unexpectedly on Saturday morning, August 15, 2015, after a very brief illness.

Professor Corkery graduated from York College in 1983 as a Speech Communication major.  He also held a Master’s in Social Work, earned at Fordham University.  At the time of his death he was the Coordinator of the Speech Program within the Department of Performing & Fine Arts.  For the past several years he served as the Senate Parliamentarian, a position for which he was well suited.  He had considerable experience as a debate coach, taught a course in argumentation, and possessed a well-worn copy of Robert’s Rules of Order. 

Professor Corkery was an Irishman through and through.  He had marched in many St. Patrick’s Day parades and could play the bagpipes.  He brought to his classrooms a unique blend of high academic expectations, a curmudgeon’s style and a profound empathy.

He is survived by his wife, Nadine Ali, also a York graduate.

Wake: Monday, August 17, 2-5pm & 7-9pm
James Romanelli-Stephen Funeral Home
89-01 Rockaway Blvd.
Ozone Park, NY. 11416
(718) 845-5151

Funeral:  Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 9:45am
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Mass of Christian Burial
91-01 Rockaway Blvd.
Ozone Park NY 11416

Burial (Following the Mass):
St. Johns Cemetery
Metropolitan Avenue
Middle Village, NY 11379