Marty Korn
August 7, 1949 - March 28, 2020

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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 Police Department.

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.