John J. McCormick, Jr., age 59, of Harrisburg, PA., went to be with the Lord on Thursday evening, January 27, 2022 at Penn State Holy Spirit Hospital in Pennsylvania where loving family members surrounded him. He passed away from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on June 2, 2021.
John was born on August 25,1962 in Batavia, N.Y. He was the son of John J. (fiancé, Donna Elliott) McCormick, Sr. and Mary (Gear) Powers.
Predeceased by his aunt and uncle Audrey and Robert Rogowski and uncles James McCormick, Jr., Thomas Gear, Robert Gear and John Gear.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his son, John (Amanda and twin grandchildren, Arya and Westyn) McCombs of North Carolina, his brother, Jeff McCormick (nephew Cole) of Rochester, N.Y. and sister, Cathy (Wayne and nieces Nicole and Jessica; nephews Matthew and Zachary) Thayer of Olympia, Washington, aunts and uncles Charlotte (Harold) Kirch of Winter Haven, Florida, Gary (Barb Palamara) McCormick of Buffalo, NY, Paul (Janice) McCormick of Brockport, NY, Deb (Rock) Monroe of Phelps, NY, Martha Glenar of Rochester, NY, Margaret Owen of Kingston, NY, Marcie (Alan) Laudani of California and Rosemary Gear of Virginia. His partner, Lynn Porter, of Pennsylvania, also survives.
John attended Byron Bergen High School. He was a kind, soft-spoken individual who was always willing to lend a helping hand and paid close attention to detail in whatever he did. He was naturally artistic and not only could he draw beautiful pictures of cars and trucks, but as a child he loved assembling and painting them. He worked for many years using these abilities as a mechanic and doing bodywork in Rochester, N.Y., spending a lot of that time working for Dave Burroughs before moving to Pennsylvania. He was a loving, softhearted man who will be missed dearly.
Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, March 5, 2022 from 2 to 4 pm, with a memorial service immediately following at H.E. Turner and Co. Funeral Home, 403 E Main Street in Batavia. John will be laid to rest at a later date in St. Brigid’s Cemetery in Bergen, New York.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Bergen Volunteer Fire Dept, 10 Hunter St, Bergen, NY 14416.
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