Robert E. McCormick
WESTFIELD – Robert E. “Bob” McCormick, age 76, of Westfield, NY, formerly of Fluvanna, NY, died Monday, January 7, 2013 at St. Vincent Health Center of Erie, PA.
He was born on January 9, 1936 in Jamestown, NY, the son of the late Ralph E. and Katherine (Young) McCormick.
Bob served in the Air Force during the Korean War from 1958-1960. He was a 41-year member of the Loyal Order Of Moose Lodge # 118, and a former member of the John W. Rogers Post 327 American Legion and the Wm. P Jack-way Post 6764 VFW, all of Westfield. He also was a former member of the Dun-kirk Yacht Club and served with the Fluvanna Fire Department for 9 years.
Bob was raised in Fluvanna and the Jamestown area. He was a 1954 graduate of Bemus Point High School and attended James-town Community College.
He had been employed by Marlin Rockwell Corp. and then the former Ajax Flexible Couplings as a Vice President and Human Resource Manager and re-tired from Jamestown Metal Corp. as the Human Resource Manager. Most recently he had been the owner and operator of Robert McCormick Property Management and Maintenance.
In his youth, Bob was a Power Boat Racer and belonged to the Erie Tri-State Boat Racing Association. He enjoyed golf, boating, sailing, fishing and pen and ink drawing. He had a great love for family and country alike. His proudest time was watching his children grow up and become wonderful adults and spending time with his grandchildren. Bob’s life-time goal was: “to have a wife who loved and stood beside him throughout everything and be a father and a grandfather;” for which he accomplished all.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Gloria J. (Spehar) McCormick, his two daughters, Sherri (Barney) Roush of Sweetwater, TN, Julie (Eric) Battershell of Uniontown, OH and his two sons, Randy (Soni) McCormick of O’Fallon, IL, Kevin McCormick of Park City, UT. Bob was the proud grandfather of, Megan Seyler of Salt Lake City, UT, Amber Jones of Greenbay, WI, Macy Batter-shell of Uniontown, OH, Eric (Stephanie) Seyler of Laveen, AZ, Kyan Batter-shell of Uniontown, OH, as well as his great grand-daughter, Sophia Marie Seyler of Laveen, AZ. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
Family will be present to receive friends on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at The Loyal Order Of Moose Lodge #118, Clinton St., Westfield, from 1-4 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Honor Flight Buffalo, P.O. Box 338, Buffalo, NY 14223 or to the Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue, 7540 North Gale St., Westfield, NY 14787.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, NY 14787.
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