Donald Corbin

donald corbin

July 28, 1950 ~ June 3, 2022

Corbin, Donald, age 71, of Fort Lee, passed away on Friday June 3, 2022. Beloved husband to Irene nee: Carfora. Devoted Father to Steven Corbin and his wife Johnna DeLutro, Kimberly Corbin and her husband Hal Connolly. Proud grandfather to Nora and Nolan. Dear brother to Sandy Long and David Corbin. Donald was a decorated combat veteran in the United States Army during the Vietnam war, where he earned a Purple Heart, in addition to other honors. He was also the owner of the IHOP franchises in both Englewood and Union City

The family will receive their friends on Monday 3-7PM at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. The funeral will be on Tuesday for the celebration of his funeral mass in Madonna RC Church. For condolences, directions, or information or call (201) 944-0100.


Visitation at Funeral Home: June 6, 2022 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. Mr. Corbin opened his home to me and all of Steve’s friends growing up. He treated us all like family and never made us feel unwelcome.

    He even took it easy on us when we would still be hanging out when he’d have to leave for work in the early morning hours on the weekends or when we’d make the BIG mistake of blocking his car in the driveway preventing him from getting to work.
    I know I speak for the entire Fort Lee Crew in saying that he will be dearly missed but never forgotten.

    His legacy will live on through Kim, Steve, Nora and Nolan.

    Rest Easy Sir,
    Jon Wyman

  2. The Corbin, Degast and Carfora family opened up both their hearts and home to me, as a young kid who grew up just down the street.

    My friends and I were a constant presence inside their home which provided us a safe place to always hang out at throughout my entire childhood and young adult life.

    This provided many lessons for me personally as I grew up. I’ll explain one of those lessons learned. During many “late nights” inside the basement spending time with friends, Mr. Corbin would emerge and walk down the stairs at 4am to leave the home for work which he did everyday. Many evenings we would be in the driveway playing basketball and I would see him return home from work at 5pm. Mr. Corbin had clearly demonstrated to me what the definition of hard work was. He provided me with this valuable lesson that in order to succeed in life, you have to work hard to provide for your family.

    He even worked hard to provide a safe place for all of us and considered many of my friends and I as extended family. He always enjoyed seeing all of us who grew up in his home succeed and took great pride in our happiness and achievements. I can only imagine the type of incredible leader he was while serving our country. I am very thankful of our conversations and will always hold those conversations near to my heart.

    In addition to my parents, I am extremely comfortable saying that I am a product of many positive people that have helped me and inspired me at many different points throughout my entire life. Mr. Donald Corbin is no doubt one of those people. I would not be here today and where I am today, without the many valuable lessons learned from him.

    Thank You for everything you have done for me. I will forever hold a special place in my heart for you.

    Eddie Young

  3. Donald was one of the greatest bosses I have ever worked for. The Corbin and Degast family as always made you feel like you are one of their family members. He will be miss.

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