KEY WEST, Fla. and DEER ISLE – Dr. Howard Burt Corning of Deer Isle, and Key West, Fla., died unexpect-edly July 5, 2005, at his home in Key West. He was the son of the late Howard and Elizabeth (Southworth) Corning of Deer Isle and Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. Dr. Corning was educated at the Greenvale School in Glen Head, N.Y., and at the Groton School in Groton, Mass. He received his AB degree in mathematics from Harvard University, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1957. While at Harvard he was a member of the Spee Club, and president of the Harvard Lampoon. Dr. Corning was a dedicated physician and teacher who practiced and taught medicine in five countries. His long and varied career began at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, where he received his medical degree in 1961. He was chief resident at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mass., and a cardiology fellow at St. George’s Hospital, in London. During the Vietnam Era he was stationed in Tokyo as a Captain in the Army. Upon his return to Boston he headed the first Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at the Beth Israel Hospital before relocating to Woods Hole, Mass., where he headed the emergency room at Falmouth Hospital and was an instructor at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Corning traveled widely, including a trip to India where he provided cardiology consultation. After a visit to one of his god-children at the Spartan Medical School in St Lucia in the early 1990s, he began teaching cardiology there, and later moved to St. Lucia, where he served as dean of the Spartan Medical School. In 2001, he retired to Key West, spending summers at his family home in Deer Isle. Dr. Corning is survived by two sisters, Betsy Corning and husband, Wayne Reynolds, of Vienna, and Alison Corning Clarke and husband, John Clarke, of Milton, Mass.; five nieces and nephews, Bradford Laslett, Alison Laslett, Jonathan Clarke, Alissa Clarke, and Michael Clarke; five godchildren; and innumerable friends around the world. A funeral service will be held Aug. 7, at the Sunset Congregational Church in Deer Isle. A memorial service is planned for September in Cambridge, Mass. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Harrison-Southworth at the Maine Community Foundation, 245 Main St., Ellsworth, ME 04605, or to the Hillside Cemetery, care of Eliza Spencer, 456 Sunset Road, Deer Isle, ME, 04627.