Obituary Listings

John Dolin Cornwell

July 29, 1944 March 9, 2019
John Dolin Cornwell
There are condolences waiting approval on John's Tribute wall
Obituary for John Dolin Cornwell

John Dolin Cornwell, 74, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Harrison Springs Health Campus in Corydon, Indiana. He was born July 29, 1944, in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of James and Margaret Mary Gilmore Cornwell. He graduated from Our Lady of Providence High School, Clarksville; Bellarmine University, Louisville, with a BA degree in business; and St. Meinrad School of Theology, St. Meinrad, Indiana, with a master’s degree in theology. He worked for National City Bank (PNC) for 23 years, and was vice-president in charge of properties in Kentucky and southern Indiana. Upon retirement in 2001 and completion of his MA work at St. Meinrad in 2006, he taught Scripture for eight years, both for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis’s lay minister and permanent deacon programs and for members of parishes in Louisville and in southern Indiana. Mr. Cornwell served three years in the US Navy and later 13 years in the US Marine Reserve. He was a gunnery sergeant and tank commander in Desert Storm in 1991 and earned a bronze star for valor in combat. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Corydon, St. Meinrad Alumni Association, and Patoka Lake Sailing Club. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Patricia Happel Cornwell of Corydon, one daughter Lenora Heckel (Paul) of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, one granddaughter Emma Heckel of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and two brothers, Michael Cornwell (Molly) of Cleveland, Ohio, and Patrick Cornwell (Susan) of Bath, Ohio. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 AM Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Corydon, Indiana. Father Rob Hankee will be the celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 PM to 8 PM Monday, March 11, 2019 with a prayer service at 7 PM at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon, Indiana. The family requests that memorials be made in the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society, Southern Indiana Chapter, 5250 Vogel Rd., Main Level, Evansville, Indiana, 47715, or to Annunciation House, 1003 E. San Antonio Ave, El Paso, Texas, 79901.

To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of John Dolin Cornwell, please visit our Tribute Store.

Previous Events





5:00 PM 3/11/2019 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/11/2019 8:00:00 PM
Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Homes - Corydon

318 East Chestnut Street
Corydon, IN 47112

Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Homes - Corydon
318 East Chestnut Street Corydon 47112 IN
United States

Funeral Ceremony




11:00 AM 3/12/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church

312 E High St.
Corydon, IN 47112

St. Joseph Catholic Church
312 E High St. Corydon 47112 IN
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

312 E High St
Corydon, IN 47112

312 E High St Corydon 47112 IN
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Cancer Society

1640 Lyndon Farm Ct #104
Louisville, KY 40223
American Cancer Society, Southern Indiana Chapter 5250 Vogel Road- Main Level Evansville, Indiana 47715

Annunciation House

1003 East San Antonio Avenue El Paso, Texas 79901

Create new album
Subscribe To Obituaries

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
John Dolin Cornwell

Thank you for sharing your
memory of John

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.