MALIBU—Jack Corrodi, a Malibu philanthropist known for his altruism and involvement in the Malibu community passed away on January 24. He was 79 years old.

Corrodi, along with his wife, Kay, reportedly invited underprivileged, disadvantaged children to live in their home.

Jack and Kay were both longtime real estate agents in Malibu. They adopted their first child in 1972 after discovering that they were unable to conceive their own after two tubal pregnancies.

Corrodi was committed to his community. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Malibu, which wrote, “Jack was known by most people in Malibu for his wit and humor and involvement in so many things and because of the extended family he created.  Besides helping start the Malibu Rotary Club, he helped start the Psi Upsilon fraternity at Pepperdine University having been an alumni of the fraternity at Wesleyan College.  He and his family were also known as for their membership at Our Lady Of Malibu Catholic Church.”

Jack was also a docent at the Adamson House, a nineteenth century historical landmark located within Malibu Lagoon State Beach park.