Gid George Cornatzer

Published 11:37 am Monday, March 13, 2023

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Mr. Gid George Cornatzer, 80, of Advance, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at Forsyth Medical Center.

He was born in Forsyth County on Aug. 22, 1942 to the late John Charles and Margaret Dorse Cornatzer.

Mr. Cornatzer served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War as a Munitions System Specialist. Upon his release from active duty, he spent 30 years with the W-S Police Department where he retired as a Captain. He completed his undergraduate and master’s degrees while working full time. Mr. Cornatzer was a master scuba diver and traveled the world to dive with Truk Lagoon in Micronesia being his favorite location.  In retirement, he continued his love of travel – visiting Australia, China, Ireland, Egypt, and Turkey among other spots. When not traveling, he enjoyed woodworking and being active outside. He was a beloved father and husband.

Preceding him in death were his many brothers and sisters.

Surviving: his wife of 55 years, Sandy Hall Cornatzer; daughter, Shannon Cornatzer Lawrence (Kent) as well as several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held on March 25 at 2 p.m. at his home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Clemmons First Baptist, PO Box 279 Clemmons, NC 27012.

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