E. Dick Corsepius, 86, a retired Navy commander who served in World War II and the Korean War, died Nov. 21 at the home of his daughter Cathy Fry in Warrenton.

He had respiratory ailments, said his granddaughter Lauren Adams.

Cmdr. Corsepius served in the Navy for more than two decades. He was sent to the Pacific during World War II and was an acting commander during the Korean War. He worked as a Navy sound physicist before retiring from the military in 1969.

Everett Dick Corsepius was born in West Union, Iowa, and received a bachelor’s degree in 1950 from what is now the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.

Cmdr. Corsepius settled in Northern Virginia nearly five decades ago and was a Springfield resident. After his military retirement, he taught golf at the Army Navy Country Club. He was a certified PGA professional.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Marilyn Crane Corsepius of Springfield; three children, Cathy Fry of Warrenton, Carol Jordan of Springfield and Rick Corsepius of Vienna; 11 grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren.

— Emily Langer