Lamont Lee Corp, passed away on January 28, 2019 at the age of 91 years old, while residing with his daughter and son-in-law in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was born in Saginaw, Michigan on July 21, 1927.
He graduated from Arthur Hill High School and then college at Central Michigan University in 1953. He also attended Interlochen Music School in 1944 as first trumpet.
He married the love of his life on April 12, 1952 and were married for almost 50 years.
One of his greatest loves was his music. He started his own dance band (Lamont Corp & his Orchestra) in 1947 and tooted his horn until 1960. He played in many venues throughout the Saginaw Valley.
He served in the Navy from 1945-1946 at the end of World War II. He was a member of the Germania of Saginaw and the American Foundryman’s Society.
He started working for GM at Grey Iron Foundry in 1953 until he retired in 1986 as General Superintendent of production.
He left Saginaw, MI in 1990 to live in 6 months in Scottsdale, AZ and 6 months in AuGres, MI to be near both of his children. Then in 2004 he moved to Wickenburg, AZ and started a new chapter of his life. While in Wickenburg, he was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and lead a very social life. Then, due to illness in 2015 he moved to Las Vegas with his daughter and son-in-law.
He is survived by his son, Lamont Lee Corp, II and wife Linda, of L’Anse, Michigan; his daughter Melode Corp Leavitt and husband Jeff, of Las Vegas, Nevada; his 3 grandchildren, Marcella Post and husband Jonathan, of Midland, MI; Lamont Lee Corp, III and wife Kristie, of Clare, MI and Candice R. Corp, of Salt Lake City, Utah. He also had 2 step-grandchildren, Courtney Leavitt of Los Angeles, CA and Rachel Leavitt of Atlanta, Georgia. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Brecken Corp, Liam Corp and Wesley Post. He was predeceased by his wife, Monalou Corp.
A Viewing will be held from 9am–12:00pm on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary located at 6500 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85254.
The funeral will follow at 12:00p.m. at the same location and date.