EASTPORT, PEMBROKE and WHITING – Charles Kinsman Corthell, a World War II veteran and retired businessman, died Monday, July 11, 2005, at home in Alexandria, Va., after a battle with cancer at the age of 79 years. Mr. Corthell was born April 12, 1926, in Eastport. After graduating from Pembroke High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943 and served in the 80th Division and General George S. Patton’s Third Army. Mr. Corthell graduated from Boston University with a bachelor of science in business administration. In 1950, he married Marilyn Charlotte Merrill and together they had three children who survive him: Kerry Louise Corthell of Beavercreek, Ohio, Kim Corthell of Springfield, Va., and Kinsman Merrill Corthell of Woodbridge, Va. He is also survived by his and daughter-in-law, Becky Seavey Corthell; two grandchildren, Delaney Jean and Kinsman Robert. For more than 20 years, Mr. Corthell worked as a personnel executive for RCA, Campbell Soup, and Federated Department Stores, but in 1973 he and his wife returned to his beloved Washington County, where they bought and operated a gift store known as “The Puffin Pig” in Whiting for the next 20 years. He and his wife retired in 1993, and lived in Freeport, until 2002, when they moved to Alexandria, Virginia, in order to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Throughout his life, Mr. Corthell was active in community affairs. In the 1960’s, he was involved in the Urban League and the civil rights movement and worked to create employment opportunities for minorities and women. Upon returning to Maine, he was involved in numerous activities for the town of Whiting, served as a Washington County deputy sheriff, and was a member of the Washington County Agency for vocational education. Mr. Corthell’s ashes will be interred in the Columbarium at Arlington National Cemetery in a private family service in August. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions in his memory be sent to the charity of your choice or the Maine Veterans’ Home, Attn. Jeff Herman, 5 Community Drive, Suite 3, Augusta, ME 04330.