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Jay Corbett, 55, was retired from the Navy

Published 8:06 pm, Wednesday, March 10, 2010
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Jay E. Corbett, 55, died Feb. 26, 2010, from complications brought on by diabetes.

Mr. Corbett was born May 16, 1954, son of Jane L. Managan of New Fairfield and Burton A. Corbett of Southbury.

He attended school in New Fairfield, graduated from Danbury High School in 1973 and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy.

During his career in the Navy, he was stationed in Guam and the Philippines. He served on the aircraft carrier The Saratoga, as well as several others.

Upon his return to the United States, he settled in Virginia Beach and worked at the Pentagon until he retired from the Navy.

Mr. Corbett was known as a good-natured man who had a keen sense of humor and enjoyed entertaining people with his impersonations of John F. Kennedy and various jokes.

Often he would call his mother several times a day to share with her the special moments grandparents enjoy, such as their first words, walking or just cute things they would do.

In addition to his mother and father, Mr. Corbett is survived by his wife, Amelia Corbett; his daughters and sons-in-law, Sharla and Rick Steinemer, and Shareen and Jason Hofmier; four grandchildren, Dante and Isabella Hofmier and Amelia Jane and Tristan Steinemer; three stepchildren and their families; three brothers, Robert K. Corbett, of New Fairfield and Ronald A. Corbett and Thomas S. Corbett, of New Milford; and a sister, Kathleen S. Wade, of Newtown.