Louis A. Corwin Jr., DVM, PhD, DACVR, passed away Dec. 13, 2019 at 93. He was a professor of radiology at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine for 29 years and professor emeritus in the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. He continued to work in the field for the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals until his death. He was also involved in bone cancer research.
Rosary will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Sacred Heart Church in Columbia, followed by Mass of the Resurrection at 11:11 a.m. Lunch will be served after Mass.
Corwin was born Nov. 1, 1926, in Queens, New York, to Margaret Mahoney and Louis A. Corwin Sr. He attended Chaminade High School and Cornell University. He graduated from Colorado State University at Fort Collins, where he earned his doctor of veterinary medicine and PhD.
He met Shirley O’Brien in 1951 and they married in 1954. He is survived by Shirley and their nine children, Peggy (Brian), Don (Sherry), Maureen (Jim), Nancy (Bill), Jim (Debbie), Mary (Steve), Tom (Sandy), Paul and Kathleen (Lou). Grandchildren include Patrick, Maureen, Katie, Rachel (Tim), Will, Meg, Jane, Connor, Joey, and Danny. Surviving siblings include Paul and Jim.
Lou was a lifelong N.Y. Giants fan, an animal lover and served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II, stationed in the Philippines.
Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory, 12 E. Ash St., Columbia, Missouri.