CORR, Alice (nee Reed). Beloved wife of the late Charles Corr.
Alice passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the age of 96 years.
Memorial Service will be held at Maple Knoll Village Chapel, 11100 Springfield Pk., Springdale, OH 45246 on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 2pm.
Alice Reed Corr was born in Philadelphia on July 7, 1923, the youngest of five girls born to her parents Harry and Mattie Reed. She is survived by her two children, Robin and Gregg (Jennifer Tschantz), and her two grandchildren, Evalyn and Liam. Alice was the beloved wife of Charles (1921 – 2003).
When Alice graduated from Germantown High School she went to work at the Pennsylvania Railroad, where her father had been employed for many years. After that she became a waitress at the Philadelphia Stouffer’s restaurant. It was there that a co-worker introduced her to Charles, the younger brother of the man she was dating. Charles and Alice married in November 1949. Charles was sent to Connecticut to begin sales manager training for the Bristol Brass Company. There they had their first child, Gregg, in December 1951. They were later transferred to Dayton, Ohio where they had their second child, Robin, in September 1955. Also, in Dayton, Alice got the first of what would be many dogs. “Kiltie” was a full-coated collie. She remained a dog lover throughout her life and for a time showed one of her collies in American Kennel Club dog shows. She had a parakeet named “Tweety” who would perch on her finger and then fly around the house; and she trained the cardinals in her backyard to take food right out of her hand. She loved animals of all shapes and kinds and was for many years a contributor to animal welfare organizations.
Alice was a life-long classical music lover. All five of the Reed girls played stringed instruments. She played cello in high school and for a time studied voice. Her sister Betty was a cellist and her nephew David was a child protégé who studied piano at the Eastman School of Music and later became a professor at the University of Texas school of music. Alice remained close to David throughout her life and kept a picture of him in her room at Maple Knoll.
Alice had a great desire to travel abroad. After both of her children left home for college or jobs, she took her first trip to Europe with her oldest sister Katherine. They took several trips together and explored Britain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain and Italy. Alice even took an excursion over to Morocco. She traveled to the Caribbean with her son Gregg, and even her husband Charles, who had shown little interest in traveling, went along on one of her European adventures. To help fund her trips, Alice worked in the deli section of the IGA on Colerain Avenue. There she formed friendships that lasted throughout her life. Long after she left that job, she and the “IGA girls” would continue to get to together for dinners and outings.
Alice lived in the “I” section of Forest Park for nearly 50 years. There she had many friendships with neighbors and fellow Bridge players. She liked nothing better than having lunch with “the girls” and playing Bridge all afternoon. Her home was beautifully decorated and furnished. The yard was always well maintained – each year she won a “Flag” during the Forest Park Beautiful Lawn competition. Even after her husband died in 2003, she continued to keep her home in perfect condition.
Alice had a keen eye and was described by her husband Charles as “the world’s greatest critic.” No imperfection escaped her notice and she freely offered advice on how you could do better like, “stand up straight,” “tuck in your shirt tail” and “comb your hair.” Staff at Maple Knoll joked about how Ms. Alice always would always keep them straight and “tell it like it is.” Alice, who passed away on January 5, 2020, will be remembered and loved for her warmth, wit and wonderful sense of humor.
Memorial contributions in Alice's memory, may be made to :
Village Home Health and Hospice
A non-profit Home Health and Hospice organization https://villagehhh.org
Save The Animals Foundation
A no-kill shelter for homeless, abused and abandoned animals in the Cincinnati area.