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Gid Cornatzer

August 22, 1942 — March 8, 2023

Kinderton Chapel

Gid Cornatzer

Mr. Gid George Cornatzer, 80, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at Forsyth Medical Center.  He was born in Forsyth County on August 22, 1942, to the late John Charles and Margaret Dorse Cornatzer.  Mr. Cornatzer served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War as a Munitions System Specialist.  Upon his release from active duty, he spent 30 years with the W-S Police Department where he retired as a Captain.  He completed his undergraduate and master’s degrees while working full time.  Mr. Cornatzer was a master scuba diver and traveled the world to dive with Truk Lagoon in Micronesia being his favorite location.  In retirement, he continued his love of travel - visiting Australia, China, Ireland, Egypt, and Turkey among other spots.  When not traveling, he enjoyed woodworking and being active outside. He was a beloved father and husband.  Preceding him in death were his many brothers and sisters.  Surviving is his wife of 55 years, Sandy Hall Cornatzer; daughter, Shannon Cornatzer Lawrence (Kent) as well as several nieces and nephews.  A celebration of his life will be held on March 25th at 2pm at his home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clemmons First Baptist Church, PO Box 279 Clemmons, NC 27012.  Online condolences may be made at

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