(1924 - 2012)
Philip Harnett Corboy died peacefully at home in Chicago on June 12, 2012, surrounded by loving family. He was the dearly beloved husband of Mary A. Dempsey; loving father of Philip Harnett Jr. (Margaret), Dr. John (Alix), Thomas (Shanti), the late Joan (James Epstein) and the late Bobby Corboy; adored grandfather of Matt and Nora Epstein, Lauren, Bobby, David, Kevin, Juliette and Ryan Corboy; loving brother of Daniel, ret. CPD (Nancy) Corboy and the late Marge (late Lawrence) Kotin; fondest brother in law of Sheila (John) Ryden, William (Rose) Dempsey, Dr. Robert (Diane) Dempsey and Mark Dempsey; dearest uncle of Dan (Jean) Kotin, Karen Corboy, Dr. Daniel (Dr. Jackie) Corboy, Kara, Conor, Emily and Genevieve Dempsey and Jack, Michael and Mark Ryden; and devoted son of the late Harold and the late Marie Corboy. Phil was a proud graduate of St. Margaret Mary Grade School, St. George High School, and Loyola University Chicago School of Law. As the Senior Partner and Founder of Corboy & Demetrio, P.C., Phil devoted his trial law practice of more than 60 years to representing the rights of the injured and their families with integrity, diligence and respect for the rule of law. He was proud to have mentored and trained generations of trial lawyers. He was a former President of the Chicago Bar Association, former President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, former chairman of the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association; a member of the American Association for Justice, the Inner Circle of Advocates, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American College of Trial Lawyers and founding member of the Center for Disability and Elder Law. Philip was our beloved husband, father and grandfather, a dedicated advocate and a loyal friend. He cared. Visitation: Friday, June 15, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Philip H. Corboy Law Center of Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Kasbeer Hall, 25 E. Pearson St., Chicago. Mass of the Resurrection: Friends are asked to gather Saturday, June 16 at 10 a.m., Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St., Chicago. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Misericordia Heart of Mercy, 6300 N. Ridge, Chicago IL, 60660 or Mercy Home for Boys and Girls Legacy of Learning, 1140 W. Jackson, Chicago IL 60607 are appreciated.