Corydon Clayton Hardy ’50

Corydon Clayton Hardy ’50 died on June 21, 2007, in Farmington, Maine.

Born on February 27, 1928, in Phillips, Maine, he prepared for college at Phillips High School and under the V-12 Naval training program studied at Dartmouth and Bowdoin and also at Boston University, including three semesters in Brunswick. In 1964, he received a bachelor of science degree in engineering from the Naval Post-Graduate School in Monterey, Calif. He also graduated from the School of Naval Justice in Newport, R.I. For 23 years, he was an aviator in the Navy, from 1945 to 1968, attaining the rank of lieutenant commander.When he returned to Phillips, he became a carpenter, selectman, and assessor, as well as a flight instructor for the Sandy River Flying Club. He was also employed as a substitute teacher, was a school bus driver, and owned Hardy’s Saw Sales. He was a member of the Phillips Men’s Club, the North Franklin Snowmobile Club, the Phillips Chamber of Commerce, and the Phillips Conservation Commission. He was also a member of Kora Temple and commander of the local American Legion Post. Surviving are his wife, Marian Therrien Hardy, whom he married in 1950; two daughters, Carolyn Childs of Farmingdale and Jennifer Mayo of Winter Park, Fla.; a son, Christian Hardy of Phillips; three grandchildren; his mother, Corace Wing; and a sister, Anita Morrison.