Thomas Robert Korchak

Thomas Robert Korchak, First Lieutenant- WWII, dies at 95.

Thomas was an artist; a loyal, charismatic man who simultaneously advertised for Aristocrat and Hafkemeyer Motors, designed the “Bomb Pop”, bricked his own drive, built his own bridge/ garden shed, and charmed the ladies, while remaining devoted to his loving wife, Janice, for 68 years.

Tom, P-47 fighter pilot, took off for the Heavenly skies on Saturday night, February 6th, 2016 at 11:22 pm. He left our world from the comfort of his home. Mission Accomplished.

He was a God-fearing man, a mentor to many, and was among one of the world’s first joggers, never without a dog by his side. He loved life; painting, singing, dancing, eating, and flying his Bi-Plane! Mr. K was absolutely adored and remembered by everyone that crossed his path.

He will be missed by all who knew him.

He lovingly leaves: His wife, Janice McIntosh-Korchak; daughters, Claudia Korchak, Christie “Cree” Korchak, and Jennifer Korchak-Stull, son in law, David Stull; grandchildren, Marissa, Kyle, Trevor, Kyra, and Caroline; great-grandchildren, Kymani, and Stephen.

His son, Scott, preceded Tom in death.

The memorial service will be at Old Mission Methodist Church on February 27th, at 10:30 am.


  1. Lori Brunnen (Korchak) on February 25, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Although I never met him he sounds like a very special man. Rick and I still have the pewter candlestick holder he gave us for our wedding. Rick has told me several times of the car trip to NY that your family took way back in the sixties when it was a real trek. Through the magic of Facebook I am now getting to “know” his family a little. A well lived life who leaves behind a beautiful, loving family who will miss him and cherish their memories. That is his biggest accomplishment. RIP Mr. Korchak

  2. Clementine Bentley on February 26, 2016 at 10:37 am

    What a wonderful tribute to a father.

  3. Janet (Neal) Archer on September 1, 2016 at 8:46 am

    I am blessed to know Tom as the father of my friends from Mission swimming pool and Old Mission United Methodist Church. He was talented, joyful, creative, and kind. He will be missed. He raised a lovely family with his wife Janice. Hugs to all the family.

  4. Max Armanet on July 11, 2020 at 4:00 am

    We had met in Kansas City, we flew aircraft together, we had met in Paris France, wonderful souvenir. He and Janice are still in my heart. Their friend. Max Armanet

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