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John Byron Corry Jr.

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JOHN BYRON CORRY JR.  (Jack Corry) (06/09/38- 12/30/23) age 85 of Arlington, Va passed away Saturday December 30th at Virginia Hospital Center after two days in the comfort care unit. Born on June 9, 1938 in Washington, DC “Jack” was one of three children born to John Byron Corry Sr., Washington DC, a Big Band Orchestra Leader, Composer and Musician and Alice Wright Corry, a Homemaker, Bookkeeper and Charitable Volunteer. Jack is survived by his Daughter, Daralyn (Joe Conte) Conte of Lothian, MD., his Sister, Brenda (Irvin Schindler) Schindler of Arlington, VA. Brother, Alan Corry of Falls Church, Va., Also, former Wife and Mother of his Children Sharyn Corry. He was preceded in death by his Son, Jackie Corry of Lake Mary, FL. And his Parents Jack and Alice Corry. He is also survived by Cousin Janis and several Nieces and Nephews.

An extensive career in automobile sales and management at Capital Cadillac in Washington, DC where he earned the nickname “Cadillac Jack.” Also, Sales Manager for Lowe Chevrolet in Upper Marlboro, Md. Later Jack became founding President of Eagle Chevrolet in LaPlata, Md and G&B Motors in Fairfax, Va. He was a member of the National Automobile Dealers Assoc. along with various automobile and civic groups. Also a U.S. Navy Veteran and member of Annapolis Fleet Club. He had a passion for the water and boating most particularly his series of power boats. All appropriately named “Shooter” due to his love of sport and skeet shooting and was a member of The Izaak Walton League. Also, a gifted pianist and charismatic storyteller Jack will be missed by family and friends.

Special acknowledgment and thanks to Jacks Sister, Brenda who so lovingly cared for him in his final years so he could live comfortably and have peace of mind she would handle his arrangements according to his wishes.

Internment will be held privately at a later date.

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  1. My dearest Jack, I have many memories of the times we had together growing up. There’s a special place in my heart always reserved for you. Thankful to have had you in my life to love. Rest in Peace my dear cousin… until we meet again. Janis

  2. Jack as a youngster, growing up in the car business in the 1970s you were known as the man! You gave me a lot of great insight to the automobile business, which I will always cherish. You gave me even more with your son, Jack, when you asked me to help him learn the wholesale business. He and I became the best friends and he moved to Florida to be around me and my family also. My girls loved him to death. He was like their second father. You and he meant more to me and my family then you will never know. But Jackie passed. It was such a blow. He loved and respected you always!
    You will now be together forever and later I will join you and we will celebrate together!
    I God be with you always!

  3. Jack, Thanks for the great memories of the cars and the boats! All the laughs, fun and love shall be with me always. Until we meet again.. Love Harry

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