Family Login:

Mr. Elton B. Corson

Obituary for Mr. Elton B. Corson

March 10, 2013
Linwood, New Jersey

Obituary

Corson,
Elton B., 89, of Linwood, died on Sunday March 10, 2013 at Shore Medical Center. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years, Ruth Corson.
Elton served in the US Army's Third Infantry Division, receiving a left leg wound during the beachhead operations at Anzio, Italy in WW2.
Returning for his last two years at Temple University, he quickly became head accompanist for all of Temple's choirs, including the touring Mens' Glee Club. In addition he was the piano accompanist for the Fellowship Choir of Philadelphia, under the direction of the renowned Dr. Elaine Brown. This later became known as the "Singing City Choir". During the same period he was Organist and Choirmaster at the Park Congregational Church in suburban Philadelphia.
Graduating Temple in 1947, he and Ruth came to Atlantic City, where he was hired by Pete Russo as pianist in his Shelburne Hotel Orchestra and by The Press of Atlantic City as the staff pianist for their radio station WBAB.
In the intervening years Elton was heard as organist at Ocean City's Christian Science Church, accompanist to the Judean Choir of Atlantic City, pianist in the Ocean City Concert orchestra during the summer, as well as St. Josephs, Somers Point and Our Lady of Sorrows, Linwood, both as Organist. From 1979-2009 he served as Organist for the Presbyterian Church of Pleasantville, under the distinguished Dr. Robert Helsabeck of Stockton College.
At Elton's request burial will be private.
Contributions may be made to The Ocean Heights Presbyterian Church (formerly the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church) 2116 Ocean Heights Ave, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234. To share your fondest memory of Elton please visit www.lifecelebration.com.
Family services by Jeffries and Keates Funeral Home, Northfield.

Recommended Local Florist

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Contributions may be made to The Ocean Heights Presbyterian Church (formerly the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church) 2116 Ocean Heights Ave, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Arrangements By

Jeffries & Keates Funeral Home

228 Infield Avenue
Northfield, NJ 08225
Map  | Profile

View Phone Number

Resources