In Memory

Allen (Chip) Corlett

Allen (Chip) Corlett

ALLEN NORRIS "Chip" CORLETT, JR., aged 64 years, devoted significant other for 16 years to Pam Demuth, beloved son of the late Allen N., Sr. and Dorothy (nee Wilhelmy), cherished brother of Mary Anne Rotatori (husband Robert), Marsha Sarakaitis (husband Joseph) and Sr. Jennifer Corlett, O.S.U., treasured uncle of Dr. Scott Rotatori (Nancy), Douglas Rotatori (Melissa), Kathleen Eisenbrown, Dorothy Hecht (Curtis), Margaret Smith, Deborah Straniero (John-deceased), Catherine Kingsbury (Bryan), Christopher Sarakaitis (Erica) and Joseph Sarakaitis (Molly), fun great-uncle of 26, fond father-figure to Elizabeth Ries (husband David) and their children Conner and Charlotte, and to Alex Demuth, friend and benefactor to many. Chip was founder and president of Metals, Inc. in Oakwood Village, OH. He was a member of Blue-Coats Inc. and the Shaker Heights Country Club. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Chip's honor to University Hospitals Seid-man Cancer Center, Allen Corlett Jr. Cancer Research Fund, P.O. Box 74947, Cleveland, OH. 44101; or to Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland, 2600 Lander Rd., Pepper Pike, OH. 44124. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at Gesu Catholic Church at 11 AM. Private burial in Acacia Memorial Park. Family will receive friends to pay tribute and celebrate the life of Chip at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID, 4600 MAYFIELD RD., (just East of Green Rd.) FRIDAY 4-8 PM. On-line obituary, guestbook, and order flowers at: - See more at:

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09/23/16 08:13 AM #1    

Dale James Walters

Sure do miss you buddy. We had a lot of memories together.I pray for you every day



09/23/16 12:12 PM #2    

Christopher Jeavons

"Three Cheese" Corlett.  That would be 3 cheeseburgers which is what his lunch was at McD's.  I believe they were only $.15 each.  I remember the two of us finishing off a 5th of gin in his basement one night - haven't been able to drink it since.  Good Guy. . . . . .  

09/23/16 02:14 PM #3    

Cathy J. Kramer

I didn't meet Chip until we were planning the 40th reunion. I had enjoyed meeting and talking to him. He was a very nice. I was so sorry to hear of his passing a few years later.

09/23/16 05:56 PM #4    

Grant (Gary) Collins

Ran into him years after SHHS.  Chip was selling his house (unfortunately it wasn't quite right for us).  I remembered Chip as a jock, a swimmer/ diver in school -- please correct me if I'm wrong about that -- and as a pretty hip kid in the 'in' crowd unlike me... When I went to tour his house and gave him my name, he said "I rembember you from Shaker." You could have felled me with a feather.  Wonderful guy.

09/24/16 09:27 PM #5    

C. Chris Hoffmann (Dimeglio)

The last time I saw Chip was at our twentieth reunion. He was still the sweetheart of a guy that he was in high school. I'm so sorry that he has passed. May he rest in peace.

09/26/16 10:18 AM #6    

Kerry McManus

RIP Chip!

You were always fun-loving, gregarious and a friend to all, and made everyone feel good being around you.

Our 50th Reunion won't be the same without you.

09/27/16 05:48 PM #7    

Robert Strauss

I found an old picture of Chip, Pat Murray (also deceased), Chris Harvey and me...trying to look punk. Fun days.

09/29/16 05:06 PM #8    

Christopher Jeavons

What a great pic, Robby.  Four of my best friends in high school.  I saw a GS400 go through Mecum Auctions a while back that reminded me if yours.  Sweet car.  Never owned one of those muscle cars but got to ride in them with my pals occasionally.  Chip had a 396 Chevelle, Zinni had a 442, and there were some GTOs around if I remember right.  Hanging out at the Big Boy :-). 

10/03/16 06:34 AM #9    

Robert Strauss

Hi Chris,

Nice to see and hear from you. Interesting that until I saw the more recent picture of you, you were frozen in time, I suppose like we all are.


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