SALEM — Mr. John Cornish, 72, of Salem, beloved husband of Lora (Teague) Cornish died unexpectedly, Wednesday, September 25th, 2013, in New Hampshire.
Born in Beverly, he was the son of the late Charles and Ruth (Taylor) Cornish. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School.
An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country as a member of the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.
Mr. Cornish had been employed with the Devcon Company of Danvers for over 30 years until the time of his retirement.
A longtime active member of the First Baptist Church of Salem, John was dedicated to his faith above all else and found great pleasure in spreading the word of the Lord. He was a member of the Gideon’s and volunteered at the former Salem Jail singing and sharing his belief in God with others. He was an active outdoorsman who enjoyed riding his bike and fishing. He will be deeply missed.
In addition to his loving wife of 48 years, John is survived by his daughters, Lisa (Cornish) Street and her husband Gary of Stratham, N.H. and Jennifer Cornish of Danvers, his grandchildren, Holly and Colin Street and many extended family and friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral service which will be held, Graveside, in the Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody, Friday, (TODAY) September 27th, 2013 at 12 Noon. All other services are private. Assisting the family with the arrangements is The O’Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Sq., (At Salem Common), Salem. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in John’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.