Michael Paul Corman

Michael Paul Corman passed away on April 12, 2018 at the age of 70 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. 

Michael is survived by his wife Mary Wilson of 35 years, his son Andrew  Corman,  sisters Sue (Larry) Slater, Debbie Corman, and grand daughter Ava Corman. He was preceded in death by his sister Barbie and his parents Maury and Pearl Corman.

Michael was a graduate of the class of 1966 at Ladue High School and graduated with a teaching degree and a master’s in environmental science from the University of Missouri in Columbia MO.  He was a fraternity member of the Sigma Alpha Mu chapter at the University of Missouri and very active in AZA and Hillel during high school and college.  Michael  lettered in Football, wrestling and track while at Ladue and was in intermural track and field at the University of Missouri .   He also danced at the halftimes of the football and basketball games at  the University of Missouri .

Michael was a visionary ahead of his time.  In the early 70’s he was applying for grants for solar energy.  In the late 90’s he was exploring using nontoxic organic materials for pesticides and in the early 21st century traveled to China to convince them to use recycled tires under grass in playgrounds to keep children safe when playing and falling.  In his later years Michael started writing poetry.  He self published a book and had a couple of his poems published in magazines.

Michael was a charismatic man, with his red hair, red mustache and his great laugh and the twinkle in his eyes and his signature smile. Michael’s gift was his gift of gab and he could convince anyone to do anything, even selling ice cubes to Eskimos. Anyone who came in contact with Mike remembered him!

When I (Sue) think of my brother Mike, I think of him as pain free, with his voice and balance back dancing the dog with his first girlfriend Jackie  and having a blast up in heaven!

Instead of flowers please make donations to either the Parkinson’s organization or Foundation fighting Blindness.

Memorial services and celebration of life on Sunday April 29th at 1:30 pm at Shaare Emeth , 11645 Ladue Road, St.Louis Mo  63141. The temple is located at the corner of Ladue and Ballas Road.  Parking is in the front or back.