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John R. McCormick
"Mac"

Company L-2

27 Sep 1938 - 30 Apr 2014

Place of Death: Corpus Christi, TX

Interment: Seaside Memorial Park, Corpus Christi, TX

It is with great sorrow and regret that we must notify you of the death of our Classmate, Mac McCormick, on April 30, 2014, in Corpus Christi, TX, of natural causes. 

Mac is survived by daughters Bettina McCormick and Aimee Ford; grandchildren Victoria, Grace, Grant, Estrella and Temple; and sister Beverly Joy Weber and her husband J. P. Weber. 

Visitation will be at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel, 4357 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, TX  78412 on May 17th from 12 to 2 PM.  A funeral service will follow at 2 PM with burial on the grounds with military honors. 

Condolences may be sent to Beverly Weber at 101 N. Upper Broadway, Apt. 1108, Corpus Christi, TX  78401 or by email to bevjoy4004@gmail.com. 

 In lieu of flowers, donations in Mac’s memory may be made to Veterans Inc., 69 Grove Street, Worcester, MA  01605.  To donate over the Internet, go to http://www.veteransinc.org. 

Well done, Mac.  Be thou at peace.

Remembrances:

Class Memorial Pages\L-2 Mac McCormick.pdf

Photo taken at the funeral for Classmate John McCormick on 17 May at Corpus Christi, Texas.  From left to right, we are: Jim Stokes, Bren Battle, Steve Denney.

Obituaries:

John R. McCormick, U.S. Army Major (Ret.) passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 in Corpus Christi, TX of natural causes.

John Rickert McCormick was born in Sewickley, PA on September 27, 1938 to Mary Rickert and Arthur E. McCormick.  A 1961 West Point graduate, John spent two tours in Vietnam and retired at the rank of Major with a highly decorated record of service that shows constant valor.  His McCormick’s Raiders were written about in David Reed’s book, “Up Front in Vietnam” as well as being featured on NBC and CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite.

With his fluency in French and world experience he dedicated his civilian life to the education of others.

Utilizing his Masters Degree in both French and Administrative Education, he shaped young minds teaching Physics, Math and French at Moody High School for over 22 years and also taught in Quebec, Canada as a Fulbright Exchange Teacher.

In retirement he volunteered at the USS Lexington, Museum on the Bay.  And in his last years he reached out to our nations soldiers by sharing his deepest struggles and how he survived to tell about them (See: War Hero Reaches Out to Help Soldiers).

John is survived by his sister Beverly Joy Weber; brother-in-law, J.P. Weber; daughters, Bettina McCormick and Aimee Ford, and grandchildren Victoria, Grace, Grant, Estrella and Temple.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, May 17th at the Seaside Funeral Home Chapel, followed by a burial on the grounds with military honors.  Visitation will be held before the service that day, from noon to 2:00 pm.  (4357 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78412 / Telephone: 361-992-9411)

Condolences may be sent to Beverly Weber at 101 N. Upper Broadway, Apt. 1108, Corpus Christi, TX 78401 or by email to <bevjoy4004@gmail.com>.

 In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to Veterans Inc. - Serving Veterans and Their Families Across America - http://www.veteransinc.org