In 1982, Korn merged with Ketchum Advertising, where Mr. Korn served as vice president. He left Ketchum to form GMG Marketing Services. In 1998, it was acquired by Saatchi & Saatchi. That year, Mr. Korn moved to New York and was vice chairman at Saatchi until his death.
A native of Bala Cynwyd, Mr. Korn graduated from the former Pennsylvania Military Academy in 1947. He immediately joined the Army, where he played in the drum corps in Germany until mustering out as a captain in 1949.
Mr. Korn married Patricia Godelph, and the couple raised four children in Wynnewood before divorcing in 1975. She died in 2004.
In November 1980, Mr. Korn married Jessica Savitch, an NBC news anchor. The marriage ended 11 months later. Savitch drowned in a car accident in Bucks County in 1983.
In 1986, he married Bonnie Weingarten, and the couple moved to Society Hill.
Mr. Korn was active in the city. In the 1990s, he formed the Alliance for a Better Philadelphia, an organization of more than 100 neighborhood groups.
He also had a musical side. Mr. Korn loved playing the drums throughout his life and put up some of the money for the Four Aces to produce its hit, "(It's No) Sin," which sold a million copies in 1951.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Korn is survived by sons Jack and Scott; daughters Tina Steerman and Melissa Toran; stepsons Michael Paskin and Gregg Paskin; and eight grandchildren.
The funeral will be at noon tomorrow at Joseph Levine & Son, 7112 N. Broad St. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park.
Memorial donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, Box 102454, Atlanta, Ga. 30368-2454.
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