January 18, 2017
Born in Queens
Resided in Catskill, NY
The man with the red polka dot hat. Born in Queens, N.Y. his parents William and Barbara (Malerba) Schloss moved to Catskill in 1942. They started a chicken farm which operated until 1950. Corky was a Catskill High graduate of 1949. He was a member of the N.Y.S. guard until entering the Army in 1950. Serving as a Ranger Paratrooper in the Korean War until his honorable discharge. Once home he began building his home and family. Marrying his sweetheart Barbara J. (Delanoy) 1937-2015, and having two sons Bruce M. and Bryan W. who preceed him. He is also survived by his brother Richard and sister Evelyn Piston. Corky was a man of many talents, he chose to be a Journeyman Pipefitter, a member of Albany Local 7 for most of his career. Most often a forman at his job he would encourage his workers to try and keep up with him. He retired in 1993. Corky was often a silent worker in Catskill as well, showing up to help in unexpected places, never looking for reward or pay, rather doing and feeling satisfaction in a job well done. For example, the statue in the Thompson St. Cemetery, odd jobs at Dutchmans Landing, helping the Historical Society and others as well.
He was also helpful at the Meals on Wheels program and later became very thankful for their generous and most helpful service to him.
Corkey was a peaceful influence on the entire Schloss family, always keeping good communication with family and friends. Known for his resoursfulness, creativity and ambition, he will be greatly missed.
His wishes were to leave this world quietly with no service or memorials. So to honor his wishes there will be none. However we ask that all who knew him to please do a good service and expect no reward only the welcoming smile from a job well done.
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Catskill, NY USA 12414