Shelbyville Daily Union


March 4, 2013

W. Gene Corley, Ph.D., S.E., P.E.



He received numerous awards including:

Ohio State University, Lichtenstein Distinguished Lecture, NCEES, Distinguished Service Award, 2000, 2009, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Stueck Distinguished Lecture, 2009, Chi Epsilon, Honor Member, University of Illinois Chapter, 2008, AAES National Academy of Engineering Award, 2007, Lehigh University Fazlur Rahman Khan Lecture, 2007, ASCE Lifetime Achievement in Design-Opal Award, 2006, University of Illinois Chicago Illini of the Year, 2004, AAES Norm Augustine Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Communications, 2004, Cornell University, Peter Gergely Lecture, 2003, ASME Chicago Section Outstanding Program, 2003, ASCE Presidents Award, 2003, NSPE Presidents Award, 2003, Cleveland G Brooks Earnest Lecture, 2003, SEAOI Meritorious Publication, 2003, ASCE Forensic Engineer of the Year, 2002, Illinois ASCE Civil Engineer of the Year, 2002, ACI Honorary Member, 2002, Pennsylvania State University -Thomas Kavanagh Lecture, 2002, ASCE Honorary Member, 2001,UIUC College of Engineering, Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2001, National Academy of Engineering, Member, 2000, ACI Alfred E. Lindau Award, 2000, NCSEA Distinguished Service Award, 1999, NCSEA Best Structural Publication Award, 1999, ASCE Outstanding Paper of 1998, Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 1998, SEAOI John Parmer Award, 1997, SEAOI Meritorious Publication, 1997, Illinois ACI Henry Crown Award, 1997, UIUC Civil Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award, 1995, Illinois ASCE Structural Division – Lifetime Achievement Award, 1994, SEAOI Meritorious Publication, 1993
} SEAOI Service Award, 1994
} ACI Phil Ferguson Lecture, 1991
} ACI Henry C. Turner Award, 1989
} ACI Reese Structural Research Award, 1986 } RCRC Arthur J. Boase Award, 1986, ASCE T. Y. Lin Award, 1979
} PCI Martin Korn Award, 1978
} ACI Bloem Award, 1978
} ACI Wason Medal for Research, 1970

He is survived his wife Lynd, children Anne Corley Baum wife of Bradley in Bethlehem, PA, Bob and wife Chris Corley in Arlington Heights, Scott and wife Melissa Corley in Glenview, and 9 grandchildren: Reed, Shay, Catie, Matthew, Samantha, Clare, William, Charlotte and Lilly.

Visitation 4-7 pm Wednesday, March 6, 2013, NH Scott and Hanekamp Funeral Home, 1240 Waukegan Road, Glenview, IL service immediately following at the funeral home. Visitation will also be held from 12-2 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013 in Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, IL with a service in the funeral home at 2:00 p.m. officiated by Dr. David Middleton. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville, IL with military rites by the Shelby County Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the University of Illinois Foundation,1305 West Green Street, MC-386, Urbana, IL 61801 or Midwest Care Center, 2050 Claire Ct, Glenview, IL 60025 or

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