Alec C. Corbett, 80, owner of a home improvement business, died Monday in his Town of Tonawanda home after an illness.
Known as "Chink," Mr. Corbett was born in Buffalo. He attended Kensington High School and the University of Buffalo.
During World War II, Mr. Corbett served in the Navy in the Pacific Theater.
He founded Corbett Enterprises in 1969 and worked with his son, Peter of Amherst, who remains active in the business.
Mr. Corbett enjoyed reading, walking and travel.
His wife of 55 years, the former Lorraine Burkhardt, died in 2002.
Survivors include another son, Jeffrey S. of the Town of Tonawanda; two daughters, Michelle D. Ramaley of East Aurora and Sheila Babbitt of the Town of Tonawanda; and six grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the Shrine of St. John Neumann Chapel, Englewood and Belmont avenues, Town of Tonawanda. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.