Mr. Richard "RJ" Jay Corman
July 22, 1955 - August 23, 2013
CORMAN, Richard Jay "Rick," a Nicholasville railroad entrepreneur, died August 23, 2013 from multiple myeloma. He was at home, surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Corman was born in Jessamine County, KY to the late James "Jay" William and Maudie Corman. He graduated from Jessamine County High School and was a running enthusiast and pilot.
He is survived by Tammie L. Taylor, with whom he shared his life; his sister, Sandra (Jerry) Adams, of Nicholasville; five children: Amy (David) Page, Nicholasville, Richard Justin "R. J." (Amanda) Corman, of Hendersonville, NC, Jay Richard (Rebekah) Corman, Nicholasville, Shawna Ashlee Corman and her fiancé, Andrew Bramblett, Nicholasville, and April (Korey) Corman-Colyer, Nicholasville; as well as four grandchildren, Richard Jay and Abigail Corman, Caroline and Ben Page, and nephews, Brandon and Tyler Adams.
Diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2001, Mr. Corman was deeply appreciative of his physicians, including personal physician Kathleen Martin, M.D., oncologist Paul G. Richardson, M. D., consulting physician Joe Richardson, M.D., oncology researcher Kenneth C. Anderson, M.D., oncologist Scott T. Pierce, M.D., consulting physicians Nicholas Issa, M.D., Mark Dougherty, M.D., and Thomas von Unrug, M.D.
Mr. Corman established the R. J. Corman Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation at Harvard. He also provided the lead gift that helped make the Saint Joseph Jessamine, RJ Corman Ambulatory Care Center a reality in 2009. Earlier this year, another contribution funded the Sandra J. Adams Digital Mammography Suite at that medical center.
Honorary bearers include: Luther Deaton, William Walter Halfhill, Ben Taylor, Gene Cocanougher, Denver Shuman, Fred Mudge, David Irvin, Craig King, and David Cravens.
Public visitation will be held from 1p.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday, August 25 in Hangar 1 on the property of R. J. Corman Railroad Group, 101 R. J. Corman Drive in Nicholasville. The funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Monday, August 26, also in Hangar 1. Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home of Nicholasville is in charge of arrangements.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the R. J. Corman Multiple Myeloma Research Fund, Paul G. Richardson ,Dana-Faber Cancer Institue, 450 Brookline Avenue Mayer 228, Boston, MA 02115. The family would also like to encourage everyone who can to donate blood and platelets as they significantly helped Mr. Corman and continue to help others.
Service of Remembrance 4:00 PM Monday, August 26, 2013
Richard J. Corman Multiple Myeloma Research Fund,
Visitation: R.J.Corman Hanger
Service: R.J.Corman Hanger
Cemetery: R.J.Corman Hanger