Jack Corrodi, who along with his wife adopted several underprivileged children to live in their Malibu home, passed away on Saturday at the age of 79.
Friends say he had been ill for many months. Jack and his wife Kay were longtime real estate agents in Malibu who in 1972 first adopted a child after being unable to successfully conceive their own.
“The couple found a Mexican woman who wanted to give up her daughter,” a Los Angeles Times story said in 1995. The Corrodis adopted that daughter and she eventually became a court reporter. But that wasn’t the last trip to Central or South America for the Corrodis. They adopted several from Central and South America, and eventually began caring for foster kids from the Los Angeles County Department of Children’s Services. Many of their adopted children came from broken homes or parents with drug and alcohol addictions.
Corrodi was very active in the Malibu community as well. He was a member of the Rotary Club and a docent at the Adamson House.
Funeral services for Jack Corrodi are pending and expected to be announced by Our Lady of Malibu in the coming days. For more on Corrodi’s life, pick up next week’s issue of The Malibu Times.