Todd's Life Journey

Remember Todd's great laugh! Todd's great sense of humor!

 

Todd LOVED his Family and Friends with all his HEART along with many delights of life including:

  • New York Giants Football Team;

  • Fantasy Football;

  • Soccer;

  • Georgia Tech;

  • Unity Men's Group;

  • Sounds of Joy; 

  • MUSIC; 

  • Theater;

  • ARCHITECTURE;

  • Art Nouveau Architecture; and,

  • so much more ........

  • Hawaii was Todd's favorite place on earth.

Todd's life was full of incredible experiences with you.

That includes stories Todd shared with you.

 

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     Todd Corbet, TODD D. CORBET , 67' Toms River High School graduate, died on December 29, 2021. After graduating from Georgia Technology Institute in '72 as an architect, Todd made his mark on Chicago, Boston and Atlanta before moving to Virginia Beach, VA. He loved Art Nouveau and he traveled to Europe to check out his favs. Beside fully supporting the NY GIANTS, he loved Fantasy Football, soccer and actually - ALL SPORTS. His beloved wife, Donna Reed Corbet, 68' TRHS graduate, families of son, Austin Corbet, and daughter, Madrenna Corbet Horn including 4 beautiful grandchildren will always cherish this awesome multi talented man. Many friends and family have made a note of how much they appreciated Todd and loved his great laughter and sense of humor. Oh, and he loved to sing. Todd was a major voice and performer for the chorus, The New Sounds of Joy. A Celebration of Todd's Life was held April 9, 2022 at Unity Church of Tidewater, Virginia Beach, VA.

Obituary

     Todd D. Corbet left this plane of existence on Dec 29th, in the arms of his beloved wife, Donna Corbet, at their home in Chesapeake VA.  He was 72.  A spiritual and loving father of two, Austin and Madrenna and grandfather of four, Addison, Brayden, Calvin, and Rowen.  He was born in Plainfield NJ and was raised in Edison and Toms River NJ. He experienced his life in Atlanta GA, Boston, MA, Chicago, IL, and Virginia Beach, VA, and everywhere he went, he left a mark that are still standing today because of his vision through Architectural Design. Many Army, Navy, and Marine Bases will bear his mark as well, due to this influence, as well as many homes and office structures throughout the east coast.

      He graduated from Toms River High School in 1967 and couldn’t wait to join his Alma Mater of Georgia Institute of Technology where he graduated with a Masters in Architectural Design in December of 1972.  He was a member of Tau Sigma Delta honor society. After graduation he sought out inspiration from artistic masters such as Gaudi, Dali and Frank Lloyd Wright with a passion in Art Nouveau, but he was always drawn back to a life with Donna.  They were married in March of 1975.

     While working in this field, he continued to educate himself and became certified time and time again in multiple states across this great nation that he loved so much.  His goal was to design buildings that people would marvel at for their modern approach with classic feel and structural soundness. His philosophy was form and function. Though he was a very educated man, he sought personal enlightenment such as the great Renaissance men did through their art, such as Leonardo Da Vinci.

     He proved his worth in his field winning numerous awards and designed the grandstands for the inauguration of President Jimmy Carter in 1977.

He would tell you that the most important thing to him though, was his family. The memories he would create with Donna, Austin, and Madrenna defined who he was as the most important things in his life. Whether he was coaching soccer, going to dance recitals, building so many art and science projects, having family movie nights, puzzle nights, game nights, trips to Stone Mountain, Lake Lanier, the Outer Banks and countless soccer tournaments and scout campouts, family came first. He found music in his soul and freed it through song daily with Donna and the great fun of SOUNDS OF JOY. The relationships with all his many nieces and nephews also meant a great deal to him.

     The Reeds and Carmans were also some of the greatest loves of his life. Donna’s family accepted him as one of their own. They would spend so many holidays together cheering and celebrating sports teams, mainly the NY Giants, or helping each other with home improvements.

     His Love of Sports was broad and defined with the Atlanta Braves, NY Giants, Arsenal FC, NJ Devils and his Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. He found Fantasy Football so much fun and he was extremely competitive and sharing in that with many co-workers and friends.

     Todd was truly gifted in his ability to make friends with so many different kinds of people where-ever he would go. The most notable thing about this is would be his laughter, that could be heard in the mountains if he was laughing on the beach.

     Todd was very Spiritual. Holding Jesus very near his heart, but as his perception changed so did his view of religions. He kept most of his personal feelings about God close to his heart his entire life, but dedicated much of his free time to each group or church he was attending to show his support for that spirituality and the community of friends that lifted his up his soul. 

 

     He was predeceased by his parents, Clifford Corbet and Marjorie Alexander and stepfather Tony Alexander, his beloved Aunt Alice and uncle, Walter E. Ousterman, Jr.  He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Eric Corbet (Kathy), Toms River, NJ, Marc Corbet (Anita), Peachtree City, GA.  and Sharon Bittle (Jerry) Crane Hill AL., brothers-in-law William John Reed (Kathy) Chesapeake, VA, Kenneth Reed Toms River, NJ, and Paul Reed Egg Harbor, NJ

Joy filled  Life