The Grand Rapids Public Library has 3 x 5 cards filed alphabetically by last name in an old card catalog file. These surname card files have been a wealth of information for Kirk's Grand Rapids roots. The information that I found for Corcoran, Timothy F. is a funeral notice. In addition to the funeral notice being on the card, they put the name of the newspaper and date of publication. I have found this to be a very useful source to check. If you have Grand Rapids and surrounding area research to do, I recommend checking out this resource at the Main Grand Rapids Public Library on Level 4.
CORCORAN, TIMOTHY F
GR HERALD 20 APRIL 1952
CORCORAN- Requiem High Mass for Timothy F. Corcoran will be sung at 10 a.m. The Holy Name society, relatives and friends will recite the Rosary Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the O'Briens Colonial Home, where Mr. Corcoran reposes. Interment Rest Lawn Memorial Park.