Burton A. Corbett, 80, veteran, outdoorsman

Burton A. Corbett, 80, of Southbury,  died at New Milford Hospital on Saturday, Aug. 9, after a brief illness. Mr. Corbett was born on Aug.12, 1933 in Ridgefield, son of the late Arthur E. and Elsie (Coulter) Corbett.

He had served during the Korean War in the U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne, the 101st Signal Battalion, the 31st Heavy Tank, 7th Infantry Division and the 64th Heavy Tank, 3rd Infantry Division.

He had worked for many years at the former Fairfield Hills State Hospital and at Knapp Brothers Tree Service in Ridgefield, retiring after 33 years.

Mr. Corbett was avid outdoorsman and photographer, his family said. He was very knowledgeable of wildlife and enjoyed taking pictures, especially of birds. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing and completing the family genealogy. He most of all loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his children: Robert K. Corbett and wife Carol of New Fairfield, Ronald A. Corbett and wife Jaya of New Milford and Thomas S. Corbett and wife Suzann of New Milford; nine grandchildren: Jonathon Corbett, Keith Corbett, Candace Corbett, Amanda Corbett, Melissa Corbett, Thomas S. Corbett, Jr., Libby Corbett, Sharla Steinemer and Shareen Hoffmier; four great grand children: Amelia Jane, Tristan, Dante and Isabelle and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son, Jay E. Corbett, his brother, Raymond Corbett and sister, Donna Hill.

There will be no calling hours and interment will be private.

Contributions in Mr. Corbett’s name may be made to The Muscular Dystrophy Association , National Office, 222 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1500, Chicago, Illinois 60606.

—by the staff