Bernard  Coryer
Bernard "Bernie" Coryer,
age 99, formerly of Leisureville, Boynton Beach, Fla., passed away at the Sonata Assisted Living Facility in Boynton Beach on Oct. 6, 2019.
Bernie was born on Feb. 12, 1920, in Cadyville, N.Y., to the late Jerry and Lillian (Rabideau) Coryer and was a graduate of Our Lady of Victory Academy.
He served in the U.S. Army 7th Armored Division during WWII and was awarded the Purple Heart with 3 stars and the Bronze Medal for Valor. He was employed with the Plattsburgh Police Department for 26 years, retiring in 1974 as the Chief.
Bernie was a member of Our Lady of Victory Holy Name Society, Plattsburgh Elks Club, New York State Police Chiefs Association, International Police Chiefs Association and the VFW.
He was predeceased by: wife Catherine Tyrell Coryer and wife Helen Herd Coryer; grandson Matthew David Coryer; brother, Clifford Coryer and sisters, Ruth Laforest, Leona Primard, and Marion Coryer.
Bernie is survived by: son, Bernard J. Coryer (Connie) of Davenport, Fla.; daughter, Mildred Coryer-Dhu (Robert) of Great Mills, Md.; sister, Wanda Brownley (Jack) of Dover, N.H., and his stepchildren: Kathy Atteo of Boynton Beach, Fla.; Jackie Dunst of Belvedere, N.J., and Tommy Herd of Sparta, N.J.; one granddaughter, 2 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandson and 3 step grandchildren.
The Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at Scobee-Combs-Bowden Funeral Home, corner of US Hwy. #1 & NE 15th Avenue, Boynton Beach. The Committal Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at the South Florida National Cemetery, Lake Worth, Fla.
Published on October 11, 2019


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Lenny Smallacombe
Oct 13, 2019
Knew Bernard when growing up in Plattsburgh He was a good man and friend. God Bless Bernard and the family.
Grant and Dottie (Derr) Broderick
Oct 11, 2019
To Bernard’s Family, We offer our deepest sympathy to you all. How blessed you were to have him for such a long time. He was always such a devoted policeman and chief. Now it’s time to have peace with the Heavenly Father. God bless him and all his family.