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James H. McCormick, Jr.

James H. McCormick, Jr.

Jun 24, 1935 - Feb 22, 2023

James H. McCormick, Jr. - Obituary


ames "Jim" Howard McCormick, Jr. was born June 24, 1935, and passed away peacefully on February 22, 2023, at his home in Sherwood Forest, MD. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Elizabeth Jane Eichelberger McCormick; his four children and their spouses: Margaret Mary McCormick Perry (Reed), James Howard McCormick III, Michael Keenan McCormick (Julie), and Anne Elizabeth McCormick Rieg (Joe), his sisters, Patricia McCormick Dooley and Rita McCormick McMahon, and his seven grandchildren: Megan, Reed Jr., Andrew, Keenan, James, Alexandra, and Catherine. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, James Howard McCormick and Mary Catherine Keenan McCormick. Jim attended grade school at The Campus School at Catholic University and St. John’s College High School in Washington D.C. He earned his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Villanova University, class of 1957. Jim remained a passionate fan of all things Villanova, especially basketball, for the rest of his life. Jim’s career included employment with the U.S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory, Honeywell Corporation, General Dynamics/Datagraphix and, in later years, WNAV Radio. Jim was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and the Annapolis Yacht Club for many years. Jim and his wife Bane started married life near Columbia, MD before moving to Potomac, MD to raise their family. After spending many summers in Sherwood, Jim and Bane moved to Sherwood Forest permanently. Jim enjoyed tennis, boating, and spending time with family and friends crabbing, water skiing and fishing on waters of the Chesapeake Bay. He had a passion for and extensive knowledge of antique and classic wooden boats, making him a valued resource among antique wooden boat owners in the Mid-Atlantic region. Jim owned and restored many vintage wooden Chris-Craft motor boats enjoyed by his family over the years. He was an award winning member of the Antique & Classic Boat Society, Chesapeake Bay Chapter, which hosts the annual St. Michaels Antique & Classic Boat Festival, and he proudly served as the ACBS Festival Dockmaster for sixteen years. Jim spent many summers of his childhood through college years at his family’s beach house in Ocean City, New Jersey. He loved nothing more than to swim, body surf and ride a surfboard in the ocean waves with his family and friends. Jim passed his love of Ocean City, NJ, onto his family with many summer trips over the years. Jim was a proud grandfather and loved spending time attending sporting and cultural events that his grandchildren were involved in over the years. A Memorial Mass will be offered on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 109 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD 21401. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Mary's Church, 109 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD 21401. St. Vincent de Paul Society is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. https://www.svdpannapolis.com/donate.html Condolences may be made by using the Memories tab on this page.