Arthur B. Corte "Art", 82, died April 27, 2017 at the Boulders at Riverwoods, Exeter, NH. He was born September 4, 1934 in Brooklyn, NY, son of the late Virginio and Justine (Balac) Corte.
Art was an only child and grew up in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School and also earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from RPI in Troy, NY. Art served his country as an officer in the United States Navy for two years and traveled the world for a year after his honorable discharge in 1958. Art returned to the US and joined the Department of State in 1964. The following year, hemarried Ann Curtis and they began a 20 year journey, serving overseas in Marseille, Somalia, Geneva, the Ivory Coast as well as Tunisia.
During this time, he also spent two years at MIT in 1974, where he wrote his Master's thesis on the potential of packet switching networks, the precursor to the modern internet. They returned to Virgina before retiring to Dover, NH on Tolend Rd in 1985 and later to Glen Hill Rd. They had resided at the Boulders at Riverwoods in Exeter for the past 6 years.
Mr. Corte served 1 term from 1990-1992 in the State of NH Legislature for the Dover, NH district. He was also a longtime member of the Rotary Club in Dover.
Art loved travel and the outdoors, had a pilot's license and loved to fly, even convincing Ann to fly cross-country in 1990. He loved sailing Hobie Cats and later windsurfers when they first came out. In
addition, he loved skiing, hiking and kayaking on the Cocheco River next to his home.
He is survived by his loving wife, Ann Corte, his son and daughter-in-law, Gordon and Koley Corte, his daughter and son-in-law, Samantha Corte and Thomas Cornwell, 3 grandchildren, Hunter Corte, Beckett Corte and Melissa Cornwell.
Private services will be held for the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Parkinson's Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 1001.
Web address: Pdf.org
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