McCormick, John J.
April 3, 1933 - June 12, 2018
John Joseph McCormick Sr.
April 4, 1933 – June 12, 2018
Beloved husband of Harriet
Father of Sharon, Steven and John Jr.
Brother of James & Catherine
Grandfather of Jeanine, Kristina and David
Great-Grandfather of Annabelle, Andrew, Harrison, Ainsley & Maxwell
John McCormick, age 85 of Plano TX, formerly of Allen, TX, Lehigh Acres, FL, Bethpage, NY and New York City, NY, passed away Tuesday night, June 12, 2018.
Born in New York City on April 4, 1933, he was one of three children of parents Edward McCormick and Ruth Miller. When John’s mother died when he was very young, he and his brother & sister were put in Saint Joseph’s Catholic Orphanage in Peekskill, NY until he reached the age of 15, when he went to live with his older sister Catherine in New York City.
Despite growing up in Hell’s Kitchen in midtown Manhattan, he overcame his tough beginning and joined the New York Army National Guard at the age of 18, where he served 5 years as an ambulance driver. In 1952 he caught the eye of a local young lady, Harriet Johnson. They married on May 22, 1954 and had been a devoted couple to each other for 58 years until her passing in 2012. They raised three children, Sharon, Steven and John Jr. John was devoted to his family and worked for 30 years in the printing industry. He rose from printer to shop forman to a management position putting in long hours & a long commute from Manhattan to Bethpage on Long Island. After his retirement, John & Harriet enjoyed 9 years living in Florida before moving to Texas to be near their grandkids.
Preceded in death by his wife Harriet, sister, Catherine Sharkey, brother, James McCormick, daughter-in-law Rebecca McCormick, he is survived by his three children, Sharon, Steven & John Jr., son-in-law Steven Swanson, three grandchildren, Jeanine (Swanson) Romine and her husband Scott, Kristina (Swanson) Stone and her husband Jordan, and David Turk, and five great grandchildren, Annabelle Grace Stone, Andrew Warner Stone, Harrison Gary Romine, Ainsley Delia Stone & Maxwell Steven Romine plus many nieces, nephews and dear friends. His family and friends, old and new, will remember him for his selfless giving, his sense of humor, his friendliness and strength of character. John will be deeply missed by all.
There will be a funeral mass to celebrate his life at 10:00 A.M., Friday, July 13, 2018 at St. Jude Catholic Church in Allen, Texas.
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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