April 10, 1963
Field Service Engineer
SPERRY GYROSCOPE COMPANY
Kenneth Ray Corcoran was born on January 28, 1917, in Buffalo, Mont., the son of Charles Corcoran and Ethelyn Beatrice Richardson Corcoran.
He received his elementary schooling in various schools in South Dakota, and was graduated from Onida High School in June 1935.
Kenneth then enlisted in the naval service and served honorably for 20 years. He retired in 1956, with the rank of lieutenant. Upon retiring, he embarked upon a second career by enrolling in Westchester Community College, White Plains, N.Y. In June 1858, he was graduated with an associate degree in electrical technology. He then accepted a position with Sperry Gyroscope Co. as a field service engineer in their marine division. Kenneth was assigned to submarine controls and navigational equipment. He had worked aboard and participated in the sea trials of almost every nuclear-powered submarine built on the east coast.
For his outstanding service and performance while working aboard the nuclear-powered submarine U.S.S. Sea Dragon (SSN 584), he had received a letter of commendation from the Navy.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. PriscillaCorcoran, and three sons, Kenneth R., Jr., an electronics technician serving in the U.S. Army, and Richard, who resides in Masschusetts.