Robert Francis Coryell, 82, of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Hope Hospice after a brief but intense illness.
He was born on June 10, 1936 in Shreveport, LA, and was raised in Tulsa, OK. He was the son of Francis and Agnes Coryell. He was married to Joyce Virginia Fletcher in 1960. He graduated from Cornell University in 1958 with a degree in English. He was the photography editor of the Cornell Daily Sun while in college. His working years were spent in college and university public relations; and he also enjoyed working in real estate and boat sales. He was the founding editor of the Wharton Quarterly at the University of Pennsylvania. He also was employed as a writer for the Committee for Economic Development in New York City.
He was a passionate devotee of model airplanes; he loved building them the old fashioned way -tissue paper and balsa wood – and he loved flying them. He also collected model airplane engines. He hunted deer in Wyoming and Pennsylvania and enjoyed fresh and salt water fishing.
He is survived by his wife Joyce, a son Francis and daughter-in-law Nancy, and one grandson, Alexander, all of whom live in Cape Coral. His daughter, Leslie, passed away in 1989. He is also survived by a brother Avery and sister in law Ann, who reside in Venice, FL.
Friends may gather at the Fuller-Metz Funeral Home at 3740 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, on Dec. 30th from 11 am to noon for a remembrance of his life. Scattering of his ashes will be at the convenience of his family.