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Newburgh, New York, 1968-2000.
Classification: Builder

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January 01, 2016:

From the OHS PC Database, Builders Listing Editor, Jan. 1 2016. -

Joseph Corkedale was a partner with Archie Marchie in the A & J Reed and Pipe Organ Service firm of Newburgh, New York.1 He was born May 17, 1940, in Newburgh. His musical career started at Hope Chapel in Salisbury Mills, New York playing for Sunday School on Sunday mornings and evening services. Over the course of 32 years working with organs, he built or restored organs for the Statford Park Commission and Museum in Statford, Conn. He designed and built 97 new pipe organs for various churches in the Hudson Valley and New York City. He also restored and maintained over 300 organs for various churches during his career. A lifetime resident of the Newburgh area, he was the organist in several local churches including Highland Mills Methodist Church, Vails Gate Methodist Church and St. Thomas Episcopal Church, retiring on Christmas Eve 1999, after 20 years of service. He died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at home at age 60.2

Sources:

  1. Ruth Valenti, "Organ Repairing Team Returns" Middleton, New York, Evening News, Aug 6, 1985, Accessed on-line Jan. 1 2016.
  2. "Joseph Corkedale" Obituary in Middleton, New York, Evening News, Nov. 3, 2000. Accessed on-line Jan. 1 2016.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

October 30, 2004:

From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991; rev. ed., 1997, with updated information). —

Partner of Archie Marchi in A. & J. Pipe & Reed Organ Service, Newburgh, New York, 1979-1990s.

Sources:

  • Organ Handbook: 1977 (Organ Historical Society, 1977). [page number not given]
  • Organ Handbook: 1979 (Organ Historical Society, 1979), 6.
  • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 20, 2019.

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