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Frank E. Corliss, retired corrections officer
Nov. 24, 1914 -- Feb. 5, 2006

Frank E. Corliss, a retired corrections officer, died Sunday in the New York State Veterans Home here. He was 91.

Born in Niagara Falls, he was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy for nine years and achieving the rank of petty officer first class.

In 1976, he retired from Attica Correctional Facility, where he was a corrections officer for 30 years. He also was a City of Batavia police officer and a cook at the Miss Batavia Diner.

Mr. Corliss was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Batavia. He also was a member of the Batavia Masonic Lodge and a lifetime member of Godfrey's Pond in Stafford.

His wife, Helen Schernau Corliss, died in 2001.

Surviving are a son, Wesley of Batavia; a daughter, Beth James of Batavia; and a brother, Carroll of California.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Marley Funeral Home, 135 Main St., Attica. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery.


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