Carroll Wesley Corliss, 95, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on the evening of November 21, 2017 in Fortuna, California.
Carroll was born in Elmira, New York on July 26, 1922 to Glenn and Catherine Corliss. He grew up in Batavia, New York, graduating from Batavia High School in 1940.
Carroll enlisted in the Navy on August 20, 1942 as a Naval Aviator, flying corsairs in the South China Sea. After the war, he joined the reserves and continued to fly fighter planes until his retirement from the Navy on April 30, 1964.
In 1944, just before he went off to war, he married Mary Jane Annis, who was a student at William Smith College.
In October 1955, Carroll was transferred by his employer, Eastman Kodak, to Los Altos, California, where he worked for 35 years. Carroll, with Mary Jane and children Mark and Kathy, settled down in Los Altos and lived there for 50 years. After retiring from Kodak, he enjoyed 34 years of retirement.
Carroll was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Mary Jane Corliss, his second wife, Gloria Batterton, his parents Glenn and Catherine, his brothers Frank (Helen) and Hunter (Dorcas), and his beloved grandson Jeremiah.
Carroll is survived by his son Mark Corliss, grandchildren Sarah and Haylee, and great-grandsons Torin and Cameron, and by his daughter Kathryn Spearbeck, grandchildren Seth, Deborah, and Hannah, and great-grandchildren Brandon, Morgan, Nathan, Alexis, and Rylan.
A private service will be held in Los Altos, California.