* Charles T. Corbin; Real Estate Broker
Charles T. Corbin, a Valley real estate broker since the mid-1940s and past president of the San Fernando Valley Board of Realtors, has died in a Tarzana hospital. He was 86.
A resident of Tarzana, Corbin died Sunday of heart failure, his son, Glenn Corbin, said.
Born in Watertown, N.Y., he opened Corbin Realty in the late 1940s. The firm had offices at various times in North Hollywood, Reseda, Canoga Park, Tarzana, Northridge and Thousand Oaks. Corbin served as president of the San Fernando Valley Real Estate Board in the early 1950s and helped bring about a merger with the North Hollywood Realty Board to become the San Fernando Valley Board of Realtors, Jim Link, the organization’s executive vice president, said.
Corbin served as president of the San Fernando Valley Board of Realtors in 1960 and was named Realtor of the Year in 1962. Corbin also served as a director of the California Assn. of Realtors and the National Assn. of Realtors in the 1960s. A square-dancing enthusiast, Corbin established three local dance groups.
He is survived by his son Glenn of Santa Maria; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. His wife, Margaret Corbin, died in 1980.
Visitation is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at J.T. Oswald Mortuary, 6944 Reseda Blvd. in Reseda.
A graveside service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at San Fernando Mission Cemetery, 11160 Stranwood Ave. in Mission Hills.