Louis Paul Corso, of Torrance, passed away in his home on Sunday, October 16, 2011. He was 85. Louis was born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1925. His family moved to southern California in 1932, where he lived for the remainder of his life. Louis served in the Navy in World War II, and had a successful career as partner in his own accounting firm, but he always said his proudest achievement was the family he raised with his wife Jane. Jane and Louis were married for 47 years before her death in 1998. For Lou Corso, relationships came first. He was a beloved and trusted son, brother, father, grandfather, friend, companion and business associate – someone who always took the time to stay closely connected with the people he cared about. His unfailing support, kindness and fabulous sense of humor will be terribly missed by so many. He is survived by his four sons and four daughters and their spouses, fifteen grandchildren; one great grandson; his brother Vincent; his sister Maryann; and their families. A gathering of family & friends will be held at McCormick Mortuary in Redondo Beach on Sunday, October 23 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. The Memorial Prayer Service will be held at St. Lawrence Martyr Church on Monday, October 24 at 10:00 am with reception immediately following. Burial will be at Green Hills Memorial Park on Tuesday, October 25 at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jesuit International Mission and sent c/o Vincent Corso 2235 W. 239th St. Torrance, CA 90501 or to the Yosemite Conservancy at 101 Montgomery St. Suite 1700 San Francisco, CA 94101(or online at www.yosemiteconservancy.org/donate/honor.cfm).

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  1. I never knew your dad personally but having known John, Ann, Joe I realize he must have been extraordinary. I am so glad you had him with you for so many years and I know there is a huge hole in your heart today. When my mom died a couple of years ago I went to the ocean for solace. She silently whispered to me when I walked the beach that she is, like the sun, just over there on the other side, even though I can’t see her I know she is there. Sending love and deepest sympathy for your loss, Patty Klauer

  2. What a wonderful man! Kind, hysterically funny, anytime I was around him. One of my fondest memories was when Lou took, Liz, Mary, Patty & myself to Disneyland when we were young girls. Any Corso gathering was a treat to enjoy this man. What an honor it was to know him. To the entire Corso family, you are in my thoughts & prayers.

  3. Another post in our fence is gone. Louie is now in heaven dancing with his beautiful Jane. We will miss his wit and wonderful conversation, but he and Jane will watch over the Corso brood from above. He can be “terrible” now, and not mean it. You are such a beautiful family and each and every one will continue to make them and us so very proud. Love, Bettye

  4. More than anyone I ever met, Louie was both willing and able to help whoever he knew that needed help. He not only felt their pain, but he could find a way to do something about it. One incident typifies both that characteristic and his wit. He and I were fishing at Twin Lakes. He was catching fish, but I miscast and had a big tangle of line all over my reel. He, being Louie, put down his pole when he could see that I hadn’t a clue as to what needed to be done. As he worked on my pole, he was saying something, and used the word “snafu”. I thought he had misused the word, and started to correct him. I prefaced my remarks with “Now I wasn’t in the service during World War II …” He said, “I know. We won.”

  5. Please accept my condolences at this time of loss. Many times I walked the hallway on Cranbrook to join John in a ridiculous prank at school and your Dad knew his garage was not going to be the same. He just smiled knowing full well we were up to no good. I remember him with fondness and laughter.

  6. Dear Corso Family, This video was a beautiful tribute to your dad (along with your mom and entire family). I especially enjoyed the grand kids fishing photo (which our kids were in) and the recent Corso cabin reunion picture–WOW! What special memories you have all enjoyed there. (Actually so have we!) Looking at the pictures, it is so interesting to see the resemblance of your mom and dad in each of your faces. What an impressive man and patriarch! You know how much you all mean to me–each of you have been a second family to me at some point or another. I feel so lucky to have rubbed shoulders with your mom and dad. What an amazing legacy he leaves behind. What a difficult loss. He lives on in each of you. All our love, Dave and Lynn Fraschetti

  7. I am grateful to have met Lou at my father’s (John West) birthday celebration. He was a warm and caring individual with a wonderfully wicked sense of humor! My thoughts & prayers are with his family and friends.

  8. Dear Corso Family, So sorry to hear that your father, Louis, passed on. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and prayers. May Louis’s soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God R.I.P. God love and bless you, JoAna

  9. To the Corso family, Carol and I extend our deepest condolances at the loss of your Father, Grandfather and friend. I remember visiting with Debi & John and going to the big family dinners and how happy he was with all his children and grandchildren around him. How he made me feel so at home at part of this new family my sister had married into. He is now with his beloved wife and they have left a strong family who will support and love each other as well as carry on his legacy.

  10. To the Corso family: please accept our most sincere condolences on the loss Louis. We wish you happy memories of Louis in this time of sadness. Our thoughts are with you. Steve Cappy and Pam Kandra

  11. My wife Cathie started work for Medical Accounting in 1981. She worked daily with Lou until 1995. Cathie always came home with a joke or story that Lou had told her. She said, teasing and joking with Lou was the best part of going to work. I remember the first time I met Lou, we hit it off right away. We both lied to each other for an hour about all the big trout we caught at Upper Twin Lake. We stayed good friends all these years. We were there for Lou when Jane passed and Lou was one of the first to call me after my wife, Cathie died in 2009. Lou was a true and trusted friend, I will surely miss him. My condolences to the family.

  12. There are no words to describe the wonderful person Louis Corso was to his family and friends. He was loved by so many people and especially by his family. He had a charming life and left a fantastic legacy to the world by helping to raise the beautiful family that he and June have.They are finally together again in the next journey.

  13. Very sorry to hear of the passing of Louis Corso. I remember him as a kind, considerate man. Our condolences to the entire Corso Family.

  14. Lou was a good friend; fun to visit and a wonderful travel companion. We had such good times with him and June. He will surely be missed to his family and friends!

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