WESTFIELD - Robert E. "Bob" McCormick, age 76, of Westfield, and formerly of Fluvanna, N.Y., died January 7, 2013, at St. Vincent Health Center of Erie, Pa.
Bob was born on Jan. 9, 1936, in Jamestown, the son of the late Ralph E. and Katherine (Young) McCormick.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War from 1958 to 1960. Bob 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 Jackway Post 6764 VFW, all of Westfield. He was also a former member of the Dunkirk Yacht Club and served with the Fluvanna Fire Department for nine years.
Robert E. McCormick
Bob was raised in Fluvanna and the Jamestown area and was a 1954 graduate of Bemus Point High School and attended Jamestown 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 retired 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 powerboat 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, and his proudest time was watching his children grow up and become wonderful adults and spending time with his grandchildren. Bob's lifetime 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, Tenn., and Julie (Eric) Battershell of Uniontown, Ohio; and his two sons, Randy (Soni) McCormick of O'Fallon, Ill., and Kevin McCormick of Park City, Utah. Bob was the proud grandfather of Megan Seyler of Salt Lake City, Utah; Amber Jones of Green Bay, Wis.; Macy Battershell of Uniontown, Ohio; Eric (Stephanie) Seyler of Laveen, Ariz.; and Kyan Battershell of Uniontown, Ohio; as well as his great-granddaughter, Sophia Marie Seyler of Laveen, Ariz. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
Family will be present to receive friends on Sunday, Feb. 17 at the Loyal Order Of Moose Lodge 118, Clinton Street, Westfield, from 1-4 p.m.
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. Log on to www.masonfuneral.com to send Bob's family a message of condolence.