Frank Peter McCormick
July 24, 1941 ~ March 21, 2019 (age 77)
Frank Peter McCormick died on March 21, 2019 at his home in Ellicott City surrounded by his family.
Frank was born on July 24, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York to Dorothy (Freese) and Frank McCormick. He attended La Salle Academy in Manhattan and spent many summers lifeguarding on the beach at the Breezy Point Surf Club in the Rockaways. In 1964, he graduated from Manhattan College where he studied math and played basketball. He began a career at the National Security Agency as a Cryptologic Mathematician in 1964. His 35 years of service included two overseas tours and many challenging assignments as an analyst and a manager.
Retirement happily coincided with the arrival of grandchildren. Frank loved family celebrations and attending the grandchildren’s sporting events, dance recitals, plays, and school events (usually with a pocket full of treats for the kids). He loved taking pictures and kept detailed scrapbooks that chronicled the grandchildren’s activities. Frank enjoyed hiking and biking with his wife and friends. Although he lived in Maryland for over 50 years, he was a New Yorker at heart. He always did the Sunday crossword puzzle in ink, and read the New York Times daily!
He had a lifetime love of everything “Frank Sinatra”, collecting records, CDs, posters, and books. He was also an avid toy train collector, especially the Lehigh Valley line. His children and grandchildren always loved the trains at Christmas.
Frank is survived by his wife of 24 years, Judy Dye; his four children Kelly Riley (Mick), Ken McCormick (Britt), Kerrin Kowach (David), and Kate Stillman (Tobias) by his first wife Maureen McCormick; and, two stepsons Michael Dye (Elizabeth) and John Dye. In addition, he is survived by 13 grandchildren; Aela, Colin, Maira, Garrett, Connor, Anna, Libby, Aidan, Maeve, Freya, Joe, Sam and Rachel.
If desired friends can make a donation in Frank’s name to: Gilchrist Hospice Care 11311 McCormick Rd #350 Hunt Valley MD 21031 1-888-823-8880 http://www.gilchristcares.org
McCormick, Frank Peter [MC1964 RIP]
[JR: I was at NSA from 71-73. If we’d have had a better alumni network back then, maybe I could have met him.]
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Good Morning All,
Our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Fellow Jasper, Frank Peter McCormick ’64 of Ellicott City, MD. He was called home
On March 21, 2019 surrounded by his loving Family. Frank retired from The National Security Agency (NSA) after a 35 year destinguished career as a Cryptologic Mathematician. His service included two overseas tours and many challenging assignments as an Analyst and Manager. We pray for Frank, his Wife of 24 years, Judy Dye, Franks four Children, his two Step Sons and their Family. Frank will be missed by all who knew him. His winning and embracing smile and those always present treats for his Grand Children will not be soon forgotten.
Visitation will be : Wednesday, March 27, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Harry H. Witzke Funeral Home
4112 Old Columbia Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043
A Memorial Mass Celebrating his Life will be: Thursday, March 28, 2019
St. Marks Catholic Church
30 Melvin Avenue
Catonsville, MD 21228
The Family have shared the following Obituary. Thank you. God Bless.
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