Bruce Corder

Obituary of Bruce W. Corder

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Bruce W. Corder, 62, of Owego, NY has landed at the final drop zone in the sky on March 22, 2024 surrounded by his loved ones after a brief illness. He was born March 10, 1962 in Endicott, NY at Ideal Hospital to Helen and James Corder. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Diane; his two daughters, Kasey (Chip) Beam, of Binghamton, NY, Chanelle: his son, Jim, of Owego, NY; grandson, Mark (Mackenzie) Middendorf, of Oneonta, NY; two granddaughters, Ainsley and Madeline Woodard, of Vestal, NY; grandson, Hudson Woodard, of Vestal, NY; his goddaughter, Ciara McNeill, of Port Dickinson, NY; his mother, Helen Corder, of Scranton, PA; sister, Melissa Corder, of Scranton, PA; brother, Jim (Peg) Corder, of Cornelia, GA; his lifelong friend, Kenny Forrest; special friend, Sean McNeill; many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, brothers-in-law and sisters –in-law. He was predeceased by his father, James Corder; his son, Toby Woodard; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ed and Margaret Boynton; grandparents; several aunts, uncles, cousins, niece, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; and his beloved black lab, Zoe. Bruce attended Tioga Central School from Kindergarten until he graduated in 1980. During his time there he played football from Pee Wee up until the time he graduated, earning him the nickname "Buddha". After he graduated he joined the United States Army. There he became a member of the Elite 82nd Airborne Division and he made sure you knew it! He was proud of his time in the service, and even prouder that he served in the same Airborne Division as his father and older brother. He served from 1981 to 1983, and was honorably discharged in 1983. After leaving the service he came home and tended bar for his father at Wess's Grill, where he met the love of his life, Diane. In 1984 he started a long career in the cable TV industry as a Lineman / Splicer. He worked for National Cable Craft Corp in Vestal, NY before starting his own company, CORCOM. He was known for his fun, cocky attitude, and how "pretty" his line work looked. He was a lifelong Minnesota Vikings fan and would have loved nothing more than to see them win the Super Bowl. He enjoyed music, dancing, riding his Harley (even though he hated cleaning it, but it had TO shine) and relaxing in his "dungeon" watching Gunsmoke, and Fox News. The love he had for his family and friends knew no limits. Bruce will be deeply missed by everyone that knew him. The family would like to thank Robert Packer Hospital for their care of Bruce, especially his nurses Becca, Dana, and Maddie. "H - Minus AATW". The family will receive friends Thursday, March 28th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home, 15 Park St., Owego, NY. A celebration of Bruce's life will be on Saturday, June 22, 2024, 2:00 pm at the Loyal Order of the Moose, 3 Goodrich Rd, Owego, NY 13827. Condolences can be made to Bruce's family at
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Memorial Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, March 28, 2024
Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home
15 Park Street
Owego, New York, United States

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Saturday, June 22, 2024
Loyal Order Of The Moose Lodge #1595
3 Goodrich Road
Owego, New York, United States
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