Obituaries - Milestones


Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 9:41 am

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.

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