Volunteers sought to attend funeral of Massachusetts veteran of World War II

By TIM JONES | MassLive.com (Springfield, Mass.) | Published: March 12, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (Tribune News Service) — Volunteers are needed to attend the funeral of a World War II veteran who died without any surviving family who can be contacted.

Albert “Al” I. Corn, 95, passed away March 7 at the Henry C. Nevins Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre, according to his obituary with the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home.

Corn was born in Bialstal, Poland, to the late Joseph and Dora (Frankfurt) Corn. His family immigrated to the U.S., settling in Connecticut. Corn eventually enlisted in the Army in February 1943 and served at the invasion of Normandy and during the Rhineland campaign.

He was predeceased by his wife, Maria, and is survived by one brother and one sister, but according to the Eagle Tribune, the Pollard Funeral Home said he had fallen out of touch with them.

“I didn’t want to see a veteran laid to rest, not having anyone there,” Pollard Funeral Home Director Aaron Mizen told the Tribune.

Corn’s funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 13, at 11 a.m. at the Elmwood Cemetery at 130 North Lowell St. in Methuen.

All are invited to attend the funeral and those who wish to leave online condolences may do so on Corn’s obituary page.

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