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Irvin M. Korr, Ph.D.
August 24, 1909 - March 4, 2004

Irvin Korr, who was known affectionately to his family and wide circle of friends as Kim, died quietly and peacefully in the night on March 4th at the age of 94. Kim was born and grew up in Philadelphia. He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and he earned his doctorate at Princeton University. As a physiologist, Kim had a distinguished career as a researcher, educator and writer in the field of osteopathic medicine. He maintained an active retirement until late in his life, traveling as an international lecturer to osteopathic meetings and colleges, as well as volunteering for several community based committees, for Naropa University and as a peer counselor at the Boulder County Mental Health Center. In 1999 Kim was one of the first honorees to receive the Boulder Senior Award recognizing the ongoing efforts of the city's seniors. Always active and vigorous, as a proponent of individual responsibility for health, healthy lifestyles and healthy aging, Kim lived up to his expectation of "Having lived according to the laws of nature, I can expect to die young ... when I am very old."

Kim loved to hike in the mountains near his home. Always full of vim and vigor Kim was possessed of a marked sense of humor and he bestowed his gentle good will on all who knew him. He is survived by his wife Jan Menely Korr of Boulder; his son David Korr and Jessica Franken of Greenfield, MA; his step-children and their families, Fran Menely Meer, Stephen Whitney and Parker Meer of Niwot, CO; Doug, Patty, Wade and Taylor Menely of Boulder; Chip Menely, Sara Sharer, Max and Helena Menely of Paonia, CO.

To remember Kim specially, donations may be made to the Memory of Kim Korr, to the Open Space and Mountain Parks Program, City of Boulder, PO Box 791, Boulder, CO 80306.