Martin Gerard Corry, 77, insurance executive

October 20, 2004

Martin Gerard Corry, a retired insurance executive, died of a heart attack Thursday at St. Agnes HeathCare. The Catonsville resident was 77.

Born in the Bronx, N.Y., he served in the Navy at the end of World War II and then earned a bachelor's degree from Fordham University.

After working as a salesman at Northern Insurance Co. in New York, he moved to Catonsville in 1963. He later worked for Weaver Bros. Inc. in downtown Baltimore and retired in 1992 as president of Sovran Insurance Co. in Gaithersburg.

Mr. Corry served as president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Maryland from 1984 to 1985. He was also on the board of the Boy Scouts of America and was a co-founder of the Fordham University Club of Maryland.

Family members said that after he hit nearly 200 balls into the fence on a hole at Rolling Road Golf Club, where he was a member, the club erected a sign naming it Corry's Fence.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday at St. William of York Church, 600 Cooks Lane, where he was a member and had coached the girls Catholic Youth Organization softball team for many years.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, the former Marion B. O'Brien; two sons, Martin G. Corry Jr. of Cohasset, Mass., and Patrick Corry of Chatham, N.J.; a daughter, MarieJo Corry of Catonsville; and 10 grandchildren.

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