Mr. James William McCormick, of Medina, formerly of Lockport, passed away on June 30, 2017 at the VAMC, Buffalo.
Mr. McCormick was born in Lockport, November 22, 1930, a son of the late Herbert and Jenny (Fitzgibbon) McCormick. A US Marine Corps veteran he served during the Korean Conflict. He was employed by Simonds Saw and Steel and retired from Guterl Specialty Steel after 30 years of service. He then worked for Fisher Price Toys in Medina as a security guard for 20 years.
Mr. McCormick resided in Lockport for 52 years and Medina for the last 35 years. He was a long time member of the Lockport Post #2535, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Butts-Clark Post #204, American Legion. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, sports and was a Little League Coach. For the last 27 years, he was a proud friend of Bill W.
Survivors include his close friend, Patricia LaGeorge of Medina; his daughter, Colleen (Bill Cunningham) McCormick of Middleport and his son, Michael James (Pam) McCormick of Greenville, PA; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; his sister-in-law, Jean McCormick and many nieces, nephews and close friends. He was predeceased by his sister, Lois, and brother, John McCormick.
Friends may call on Saturday, July 8 from 11-1 at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 West Center Street, Medina, where his funeral service will be held at 1PM. The Rev. Daniel J. Fawls, pastor of Holy Trinity Parish, will officiate and interment will be in the Veterans Section of St. Mary’s Cemetery where military honors will be accorded by members of Butts-Clark Post #204, American Legion and Lincoln Post #1483, VFW.
Memorials may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.