December 07, 1948 - September 12, 2020
Carl Corona, 71, passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Stormont Vail Hospital after a short battle with cancer. He was born on December 7, 1948 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Carl graduated from Highland Park High School, Class of 1966. Carl was very much involved with the local music community in the 1960’s, 70’, and 80’s. He was a drummer for several bands and performed with future members of the Kansas rock group. He was always proud of these associations and had many friends in the music field. Carl spent most of his career working for the State of Kansas (42 Years). He retired from the Department of Labor in 2009.
Carl spent much of his time after retirement managing booths in secondhand shops and enjoying his pets. To supply his booths, he and Ellen were avid shoppers and “pickers” at antique stores, estate sales, and garage sales. He also loved caring for his dogs (Spike and Spirit), cat (Cruiser), and numerous fish. A special passion in his life was his restored 1970 Plymouth Belvedere with which he was always tinkering.