Edgar (Ed) Lawrence Korrick
Edgar (Ed) Lawrence Korrick passed away peacefully at home on March 3, 2018, at age 92. Born on Aug. 23, 1925, to Charles Korrick and Blanche Korrick (Becker), one of the first families of Arizona, Ed was a lifetime resident of Phoenix. He attended Stanford University and graduated in 1948 with a bachelor’s degree in economics, having interrupted his studies from 1943 to1946 to serve in the U.S. Air Force. He began his career working in the family owned department store, Korrick’s, and then moved on to become a financial adviser for Morgan Stanley until his retirement at age 72. In addition to his many professional accomplishments, Ed’s life was notable for an extraordinary commitment to his community and public service. He worked tirelessly for the growth and development of Phoenix in multiple ways including serving 10 years as a city councilman and vice-mayor. According to a May 15, 1987, Arizona Republic editorial: “[As councilman], Korrick earned admiration and respect from colleagues and adversaries alike for his independence, candor and diligence.” As an appointee to the Phoenix Aviation Advisory Board from 1987 to 1994, he participated in the most ambitious building project in Sky Harbor’s history: the construction of Terminal 4. It was an enormous source of pride to him, as was the Native American art chosen to showcase Arizona’s cultural heritage. Ed’s abiding interest in public education and his devotion to Arizona State University resulted in him and his wife establishing a professorship endowment for ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration. Above all, Ed was devoted to his family and friends who remember him as a compassionate, generous and talented man. He is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Helen Louise (Weinstein); his daughters, Wendy Lynn, Kim Elizabeth and Susan Abigail (Thomas Hecht); and three grandchildren, Jeffrey Korrick Fromuth and Hannah and Charlotte Korrick Hecht.
Funeral services took place Friday, March 9, at Sinai Mortuary, 4538 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016. Interment followed at Beth Israel Cemetery.
Jerry Gotlieb, 84 years old. It is with great sadness that Michael and Debi announce the passing of their deeply loved father on March 13, 2018. Our dad grew up in Phoenix and was a star quarterback at North High School. As a navigator in the Air Force, he was stationed in Salina, Kansas, where his only daughter was born. Jerry left the Air Force to take over the family business when his father was ill. He grew the business to two furniture stores in Phoenix. Not only did he provide sound, loving advice throughout his life, but he taught his young daughter Debi how to sell on Saturday’s at his store. Jerry bought a home for his family in a place that people said was too far away (Scottsdale). He had two sons, Charles and Michael, and was very proud of them. Jerry had an extremely high IQ and had a lifetime goal to be Dr. Gotlieb at a university. He turned down the chance to go to Harvard to stay with his family. At 50 years old, Jerry earned his Ph.D. from ASU and left for his second career in teaching at the University of Miami. He then left Miami for the marketing chair position at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. His esteemed career included teaching marketing statistics and publishing widely sited Nobel research in the top journals. Jerry’s new goal was to make an impact on thousands of young students and, in turn, have a long-term impact on the world. His passion for his career kept him busy teaching until he retired at 82 years young. Jerry earned emeritus status for having a distinguished record of achievement and service. He finally retired to his home in Scottsdale, close to Debi. Jerry had a heart of gold and that heart failed in the early morning of March 13, 2018. Jerry was preceded in death by his mother (Faye Gotlieb Needleman), father (Charles Gotlieb), sister (Ruth Skomer), nephew (Larry Skomer) and great nephew (David Pregerson). Jerry leaves behind his three children: Debi, Michael (Gissou) and Chuck along with one beautiful, smart and amazing granddaughter, Ariyana. A graveside service was held on March 18, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Beth El Cemetery, 2300 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 85009. The family requested no flowers, but would appreciate a donation made to Western Kentucky University Gordon Ford College of Business Scholarship Fund: alumni.wku.edu. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.