Robert J. Corrigan, aged 72, longtime resident of Wilton, CT and Harwich Port, MA, passed away on June 26, 2013, at home, after a long battle with cancer. Born on August 14, 1940 to Helen and Joseph Corrigan in Babylon, NY, he graduated from Seton Hall High School in 1958. He went on to Manhattan College, Bronx NY, and graduated in 1962 with a Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering and joined International Business Machines as an engineer. He later obtained a Masters Degree in Industrial Administration from Union College. He married Regina “Jeanne” Marie Owens on June 20, 1964 and had five sons.
Mr. Corrigan assumed increasing responsibilities over his 32-year career with IBM and held managerial positions throughout the US and in Paris, France, ultimately becoming a Vice President of IBM and the President and CEO of the IBM PC Company. Following his retirement from IBM in 1994, Mr. Corrigan became the President of IMAX Corp. of Toronto, Canada and transformed the business before finally retiring in 1996.