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Richard G. McCormick

Richard G. McCormick

November 23, 1935 - June 30, 2019     Age: 83

Mr. Richard G. McCormick, 83, of Amelia Island, passed away Sunday, June 30th, 2019.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, he was the son of the late Richard and Mildred Weisse McCormick. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University and honorably served in the United States Marine Corps. He later received his Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from American University.

He was an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. While with the Bureau, his postings included Little Rock, Arkansas; Monterey, California; San Diego, California; and New York, New York.

His career after the FBI included work with SeaLand Services, Allied Chemical, Chemical Bank, Avon Company, Triangle, Kroll Associates, and the Pinkerton Company. He also worked for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Department of Transportation. He was President of RJK Associates, Inc., a risk management company.

After retirement, Mr. McCormick and his wife, Jane, moved to Amelia Island. For the past 18 years on the Island, he has focused on his passions for golf and reading. He also became involved in various community activities within the Amelia Island Plantation, and he served on the AIPCA Board, as well as the Residence Advisory Board at Osprey Village. He was also an active parishioner at St. Michael Catholic Church.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his two sisters, Patricia Mertz and Arline Babiak.

He leaves behind his wife of 60 years, Jane McCormick; two children, his daughter, Kate Van Savage and her husband, Paul, of Brunswick, Maine; his son, John McCormick, and Sharon, of Stamford, Connecticut; and five grandchildren, Amanda McCormick, Jack McCormick, Jordan Van Savage, Tommy Van Savage, and Hannah Van Savage.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday, July 7th, 2019, at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home, with a Vigil starting at 4:00 pm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am on Monday, July 8th, 2019, at St. Michael Catholic Church, with Father Jose Kallukalam officiating.

He will be laid to rest at Jacksonville National Cemetery with Military Honors at 1:30 pm following the service.

The family asks that donations be made to the charity of one’s choice in his memory.

5 Condolences

  • Rick and Cath Pollard Posted July 2, 2019 9:07 am

    Our thoughts and thoughts prayers are with you and your family. We miss the excitement Dick brought to.life at Osprey Village.

  • Claude Fusco Posted July 2, 2019 2:27 pm

    In my 35 years at Amelia Dick stands out as one of the finest I encountered. I loved the comradarie he brought to the golf course and the intellect he brought to the discussions at the 19th hole. He followed his Christian beliefs by serving the community as a leader.. He was a man of integrity, honesty and wit. I will miss him dearly. My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to Jane and his entire family. May perpetual light shine upon him and May He Rest In Peace

  • Liz Silberlicht Posted July 3, 2019 5:26 pm

    Uncle Dick, you were indeed one of the greats. Although I didn’t see you often, I have such wonderful memories of you and your incredible wit, especially when you and my dad got together. Much love and condolences to Aunt Jane, John and Kate, and the rest of his amazing family.

  • Rick Carr Posted July 5, 2019 7:27 pm

    Having the honor of know Mr. McCormick for over 20 years the world has indeed lost a Great American ..We will all miss him for many different reasons wit,,humor,and great knowledge about so many things are just a few

  • Bill and Jo Merman and daughters Karen and Lisa Posted July 6, 2019 5:08 pm

    One unforgettable friend! Dick was funny, focused, annoying and amazing. But the bottom line is that Dick had a heart of gold. He was fearless in an emergency, quick to respond to appeals for help and able to discuss a myriad of topics with ferocity and good humor. We sure will miss him.

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