Niles Township High School Band, Skokie, IL
Martin (Marty) Korn passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 28, 2020
following a two and one-half year battle fighting pancreatic cancer. Marty
was born on August 7, 1949 to Albert and Edith Korn.
Marty was a graduate of The University of Illinois Co-Operative Education
Program with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. He
earned a Juris Doctor degree with High Distinction from the John Marshall
Law School in Chicago He then made his way to Texas where he practiced
patent and trademark law in Dallas and Richardson for over 35 years.
His passions in life were his family, friends, Boy Scouts and The Richardson
Marty was a Boy Scout Troop leader for over 20 years in Troop 444,
Richardson, where he received scouting's highest volunteer award, the Silver
Beaver. He earned his Wood Badge beads and attended three treks to Philmont
Scout Ranch. He was instrumental in establishing and administering the Fred
Banzhaf and Justin Marquart Memorial Scholarship Fund.
He proudly served The Richardson Police Department's Volunteers Police (VIP)
Service for over 16 years; was named Volunteer of the Year in 2011; Field
Operations Volunteer of the Year in 2016; and was recognized in 2018 for
service to the Department of over 10,000 volunteer hours. He was a member of
Richardson's Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, serving as past
Chair of the Scholarship and Retired K-9 Fund committees.
For his tireless service to the community, Marty was the recipient of
Richardson's Real Heroes Award in 2016. He was also President of the
Richardson Sunrise Rotary Club and received the Governor's Award in 1994.
Marty was preceded in death by sister, Fran Oltman, and survived by his wife
of 38 years, Linda; parents, Albert & Edith Korn; Sister, Judy (Doug)
Honegger; niece Sara Honegger; nephew, William (Tasha) Oltman; and stepson
Jason (Christi) McClure and family.
Due to restrictions on public gatherings amidst dangers from Covid-19, a
memorial service will be held at a later date.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to: Richardson Police
Officers Association, Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #105, Attention: Sgt.
Jimmy Holley, 200 N. Greenville Avenue, Richardson, Texas 75081.