David R. Cormier, 73
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David R. Cormier, 73, of Fairview, WV, passed away on November 12, 2013 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV. He is survived by his wife, Jackie (Yaple) Francisco-Cormier.
He researched and taught labor studies at Indiana University in Kokomo, IN and most recently for the Institute of Labor Studies and Research at West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. He held seminars where he presented his findings to various labor unions and organizations across the U.S., England, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters of Pauline Cormier, Deborah Fekos and her husband John of Pittsburgh, PA, Karen Southards and her husband Jerry of Orange, CA, and Cynthia Ruckert and her husband Todd of Centreville, VA; Step daughter Heidi Francisco-Collins of Curwensville, PA and step-son Jody Francisco of Fredrick, MD; and loving grandfather of several grandchildren and step-grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home on Saturday November 23, 2013 beginning at 2pm, followed by a memorial service at 2:30pm. A reception will follow at Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 152 Union Hall 100 Richard Ave. Morgantown, WV 26501.
Published in the Journal & Courier from Nov. 18 to Nov. 19, 2013