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Edwin James Corey

May 16, 1944 — November 18, 2023

Edwin James Corey, aged 79, of Post Falls, Idaho, passed away on November 18, 2023, in Coeur d Alene,
ID, leaving behind a legacy of cherished memories and a life well-lived. The eldest son of Edwin Roy
Corey and Fannie Corey, Ed was born on May 16, 1944, in the town of Derby, Connecticut. Ed's journey
was filled with purpose and tradition.

Ed embraced the values of hard work, dedication, and integrity throughout his career as a true
entrepreneur. His commitment to these virtues served as an inspiration to all who knew him. He started
his first company, a chicken processing and distribution business, at 19 years old that made the front
page of the Wall Street Journal when sold in 1978. He successfully started and sold a wallpaper
business, an innovative retail clothing outlet, a petroleum exploration and extraction business, and a
Real-Estate Investment Trust. He spent his final years bringing his creativity and entrepreneurial skills as
a real estate professional representing Viking Construction in North Idaho.

Ed was an avid fisherman who spent thousands of hours on his boats on Hayden Lake and Lake Coeur
d’Alene and fished in Southeastern Alaska annually for 20 years, always sharing this love by taking
different family members and friends.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents Edwin and Fran, and is survived by his beloved wife, Joy Corey, his
daughter Kathryn Corey, his son Tony Charles, and his daughter Mary Charles as well as his brothers
Richard and Daniel Corey. Ed's presence will be deeply missed by his cherished grandchildren John (and
his wife Aidan and children Douglas and Kell), Hannah (and her husband Father Michael and children
Genevieve, Seraphima, Melania, and Samuel), Lydia (and her husband Father Theofanis and children
Fanourios and Theodore), Nicholas, Jonah, and John, as well as his many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service and burial will be held at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Post Falls, Idaho on
Wednesday, November 22, 2023, commencing at 9:00 a.m. Following the service, a mercy meal will be
served so that all present can pay their respects and those who wish can share their cherished

Expressions of sympathy can be conveyed through contributions to St. John the Baptist Orthodox
Church, which Ed helped to both establish and build, and that has always remained close to his heart.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Edwin James Corey, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Starts at 9:00 am (Pacific time)

St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church

4718 E. Horsehaven Ave., Post Falls, ID 83854

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