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Updated: 08/10/2014 08:00:02AM

Alan Corliss

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Alan Corliss, 68, of North Port, Fla., passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.

He was born March 22, 1946, in Arlington, Mass.

Early in life, Alan was a chef in the restaurant industry for many years. He changed his career to auto body mechanic. He was a jack of all trades for the remainder of his life. Alan and his wife Joanne moved to North Port in 1989 from Brockton, Mass. He was a 22-year member and volunteer of Rotonda Elks 2710, FOE of Englewood, Fla., and Moose Lodge 2554 of Gulf Cove, Fla.

He will be greatly missed by all his family and many friends. Alan was known for his sense of humor and smile,

Alan is survived by his wife of 49 years, Joanne; daughter, Wendy Ducheney of North Port; sister, Andrea (Barry) Yarckin of Orlando, Fla.; brother, Ken (Sue) Corliss of New Hampshire; granddaughter, Nicole Ducheney of North Port; three brothers-in-law, Philip (Cathy) Ellis of North Port, Benjamin (Bev) Ellis of Massachusetts, and David (Cheryl) Ellis of Massachusetts; along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Corliss.

A Memorial Service will be held in September at Rotonda Elks 2710. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tidewell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.

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