William A. Corcoran, executive, dies

Advertising executive who handled PR for sports teams

  • Bill Corcoran
Bill Corcoran
September 25, 2010|By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun

William A. Corcoran, a retired advertising executive who handled public relations for local sports teams, died of a stroke Wednesday at his Towson home. He was 71.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Calvert Street in Charles Village, he was a 1956 Loyola High School graduate. He earned a business degree from what is now Loyola University Maryland and was a member of the school's track team.

He served in the Coast Guard Reserves.

He went into advertising and was an account executive at VanSant Dugdale and W.B. Doner. He handled public relations for the Baltimore Bays soccer team.

He had been a member of Alcoholics Anonymous since 1983.

Mr. Corcoran was a volunteer at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He also enjoyed reading and solving crossword puzzles.

A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mercy Medical Center, 301 St. Paul Place.

Survivors include two daughters, Lindley Corcoran and Mary Neil Gathagan, both of Lutherville; a brother, J. Clark Corcoran of Timonium; and two sisters, both Sisters of Mercy, Sister Mary Neil Corcoran of Towson and Sister Elizabeth Anne Corcoran of Baltimore; and two granddaughters.


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