Corylee J. Spiro, 63 of New York City and Deerfield Beach, FL passed away peacefully on March 10, 2018, as a result of a ruptured Cerebral aneurysm while vacationing in Deerfield Beach with family and friends. Born on Staten Island, NY August 3, 1954, moved to NJ where she attended Kinnelon High School. Cory later went to the University of New Hampshire where she would make lifelong friends and earn her degree in Special Education. She was a member of CHI Omega Sorority. Cory had an eye for art and a passion to travel that would bring her to exotic places where she could procure amazing works of art. Cory had worked with American Airlines since 1977 and was truly at her happiest times when she was flying. She had published a humorous book about the airlines entitled" Cabin Pressure" in 1989. In lieu of flowers family request donations to the Evelyn L. Spiro School of Nursing at Wagner College, 2 Campus Road, Staten Island, NY 10301 or to a local Hospice Chapter in her name.
She was pre-deceased by her Father, Donald W. Spiro of Kinnelon, NJ, survived by mother Evelyn Spiro of Kinnelon, NJ sister Kimberly Sprio and her children of Kinnelon, NJ, brother Donald Spiro and spouse and family of Tucson, AZ, cousin and best friend Bradford Norris of Deerfield Beach, FL A celebration of her life will be celebrated will be announced at a later date. Funeral arrangements and cremation under the direction of Horizon Funeral Service, 4650 N. Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point FL.
Great sister-friend, great energy, great laughs (she was very very funny!), great letters (they were keepers) and just a great gift to have had her path cross mine in the sweet days we shared at Chi Omega in the 70's.
Heaven just got funnier, for sure :)
Chi O pledge dance circa 1973 (?). Cory and Ernie
Chilling in the Chi O dining room
As usual, Cory cracking up her Chi O sisters on a trip back to Durham
I will miss my friend more than words can express...there is a hole in the world without her...
She was a loving, kind, gracious Lady. My heartfelt condolences
The Sisters of the Chi Omega Fraternity, Mu Alpha Chapter of the University of New Hampshire send our deepest sympathy to Cory's family. She will live forever in the Omega Chapter.
To the Spiro family.
My heart broke at the news of Cory's passing. Cory was a childhood friend on Staten Island as I was fortunate to have worked for her Grandfather and became like family. So many great memories working for and with the Spiro.
I also worked for American Sirlines and was so happy to reconnect with Cory later in our careers. My wife, also with American flew the Rome flight with Cory last summer.
Cory was truly a great lady and will be sorely missed.
Rest In Peace my dear friend.
My deepest condolences to the Spiro family and friends. Cory was a joy to have known and her memory will live on forever.
When God lets special angels and people cross our paths in life, you know it immediately! Sweet CoryLee was one of those people. I have been privileged and blessed to have called her friend and to have thoroughly and selfishly enjoyed every morsel of time with her when we flew together. She always spoke about her family with love and she displayed that love to everyone who knew her. My face always hurt from laughing because her humor was only one of her amazing traits. She was the consummate professional when working. She loved what she did and did it with aplomb. Sadly that luster is gone from flying - she is gone but her brilliant light shines on. She will be missed but never forgotten. You don't forget angels especially when they touch you before they even get their wings. We will all look to the sky and see you Cory. Thank you for blessing me with your friendship and love dear heart. My sympathy and love to your mom and family. "Your Dix" Pixie Healy
My condolences to all who knew and loved Cory. So many trips, so many great memories. Fly on in peace dear Cory.
My sincerest condolences to the Spiro family. Cory was a delight to work with. What I liked most about Cory was, if one looks up the definition of wanderlust in the dictionary, there is a photograph of Cory next to the meaning. Her passion for travel was unsurpassed. She will be sorely missed.
"Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of their worth, but rather of our own need of them and that we have lost some who had a good opinion of us."
-Francois de la Rochefoucauld
"Painful though parting be, I bow to you as I see you off to distant clouds."
Please accept my condolences. Cory was an exceptional person. I met her flying JFK to Paris. She always inspired me with her grit, courage, and zest for life. We had some amazing times drinking wine and enjoying Paris. I always felt blessed to fly with her and be able to tag a long to the best restaurants. She was such a fixture it is difficult to realize we shall never cross paths here on earth again. Wishing her family courage and peace.
I had the pleasure of flying with Cory in new york. The last time I saw her she had a big smile - she was on her way to Rome. She was always doing something fun and creative and showed so much courage during her cancer battle. I will always be inspired by her.
Remembering Cory,........that quick wit, ready smile, knowing glance, adventurous spirit,......she was such a joy to work (or play) with, can still hear that laugh........and oh, those gorgeous big blue eyes. Heaven has a beautiful new angel.
Dear Spiro Family and Brad,
Sorry to hear of your loss. May caring thoughts comfort you at this time of sorrow. Cory touched so many lives for the good. She was a pleasure to know and will be missed by many of her friends at AA, Cory will always be remembered and never be forgotten. Loretta Clancy, Deerfield Beach, Fl
I am so grateful for the wonderful times I shared with Cory - occasions that were made special because of who she was a person: a beautiful soul, blessed with an amazing, witty sense of humor! Her spirit will live on through these memories. My condolences to the Spiro family.
Cory and I were roommates in f/a training and in Boston. I adored her and am devastated by her loss. My heart, prayers, and thoughts are with her precious family. Peggy Patterson
Lovely lady, always a pleasure to fly with her. Miss you!
Such a Joy,to have had known Cory.I had,the Pleasure Of Flying with her at AA,many times over the years.She will be Missed!Todd Bradley/CHICAGO,Illinois
Dear Spiro family and friends.
During this most Difficult time may we all take a moment to reflect on what a kind, enjoyable, giving person our Corylee was and may we hope that Pizza will be served in heaven. All our sympathies.
Cory was a very special person to us at JFK. We will miss her spirit and joy.
Take the nonstop to Heaven Cory your dad is waiting. I know the next life is the best. To heavy hearts on earth we know the Heavenly Father will be close by.
Cory was a very special woman whose giving and loving manner grabbed your heart. All who knew her will never forget how she stood above the rest and how she touched our hearts. To the Spiro family, my deepest condolences for your loss.
I was a friend and a
Chi O sister of Corys.
Cory was a beautiful woman
who showed class and dignity to all.
She will be sadly be missed by her family and friends.
I am truly sorry
Sheryl stone Itzkowitz
Dear Spiro Family, Cory was loved and will be missed by hundreds of friends. She always brought light and laughter wherever she went. May her memory be cherished.
So very sorry to hear of Cory's passing so young. We flew together so much in the early days. I was class 1976 also. She will be dearly missed. Mary Mckenna
I felt an instant connection when I met Cory. A kindred spirit if you will and loved meeting her in Paris. I will miss your heart, amazing sense of humor and love for life. Sending love and Light to the family and close friends.
My deepest condolences.
Cory was a delight and will be missed by all. It was hardly yesterday when we started flying together.
Always a pleasure to work with you. Heaven has another angel. My deepest sympathy to the family.
Dear Spiro Family, Cory will be missed by anyone who met her. She was kind, caring, fun to be with and a great friend and coworker. She was a ray of sunshine and always ready to lend a hand. My condolences to you.
Dear Spiro Family, my very deepest condolences. I am so sorry to hear the sad news of Cory's passing. I will keep you all in my prayers and thoughts. May God bless.... Carol Bianconi Reidbord
There never are the right words at times like these. A life ended much too soon.
Cory was always a joy to work with. So professional while exuding her joy for flying.
My deepest condolences to all who knew and loved her.
María R Strongwater
Spiro Family, I read about your loss. My sincere condolence to all of you. May your many memories of life with Cory bring you a comfort to share with each other during this time. May you also have the peace and comfort offered by our Heavenly Father Jehovah as promised by His son, Jesus Christ.
Rest In Peace dear Cory. There was always a sparkle in her. She was delightful to fit with. Generous to a fault. Gone much too soon. Never forgotten.
The icon of JFK Rome and Paris, Cory was the epitome of professionalism, fun and glamour, all wrapped up in one gorgeous petit package! We will miss you forever, and always when drinking a glass of bubbly. Much love and thoughts to family.
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