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.