October 16, 2012
Arv Corlis passed away from a lengthy illness Oct. 1, 2012, at Providence Marianwood.
He was born in Amherst, S.D., to William and Jenny Corlis on Oct. 31, 1932. When Arv was 5, he and his family moved to Renton, where he lived until he graduated from Renton High School. Shortly after graduation, he served in the Korean War.
While home on leave, Arv married Anna Berntsen, with whom he spent the rest of his life. Together, they raised their three children in Issaquah. Arv supported his family through his work as a bearing specialist until his stroke in 1981. His entire life he enjoyed being outdoors and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years Anna; sister Vi (Bob); sons Arv Jr. (Cathy) and Joe (Dana); daughter Deb; five grandchildren, Jim, Jennifer, James, McKenna and Garrett; and two great-grandchildren, Natalie and Jackson.