HARTSVILLE: Laurence H. “Larry” McCormick, 82, of Call Hill Rd. passed away Sunday (June 28, 2015) at St. James Mercy Hospital following an extended illness.
Larry was born August 14, 1932, in Philadelphia, Pa. to Edwin D. and Patricia A. (Conlen) McCormick. On September 27, 1958, in Philadelphia, he married the former Mary O’Donnell who survives and resides in Hartsville. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a brother Edwin McCormick.
Larry was a Veteran of the U.S Army serving our country proudly for 23 years during both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was a maintenance supervisor for the Philadelphia Resins Co. for 10 years retiring in 1989. Prior to Philadelphia Resin he had worked for a number of years for General Electric working at times in Europe. Prior to moving from Philadelphia to the Hartsville area he had ran for Montgomery County Legislator in 1973. He was a member of the NRA and was a big advocate of Wind Power.
Among his interests Larry was an avid pilot, he liked to ice skate and at one time scuba dive. Larry also enjoyed collecting coins and was a John Deere Tractor enthusiast.
In addition to his wife of 56 years, Mary McCormick of Hartsville, Larry is survived by a daughter: Patricia McCormick of Binghamton, two sons: Laurence J. “Mac” McCormick of Alfred and Michael E. McCormick (Ileen Bancroft) of Hartsville. Two grandchildren: Samantha McCormick and Connor Bancroft and very close cousin Joseph (Beverly) McCormick of Bechtelsville, Pa. Larry was very fond of his pets and very much enjoyed the company of his black lab, Hope.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 pm Wednesday at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 29 East Main St. in Canisteo where evening prayers will be at 7:45 pm. A mass and Christian burial will take place Thursday at 10:00 am at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rexville. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Churchyard Cemetery in Rexville.
Memorial contributions in Laurence “Larry” McCormick’s name may be made to The Wounded Warriors Foundation.
Online condolences and memories may be made through hpsmithandsonfuneralhome.com.