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John McCormick Jr.

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John S.

McCormick Jr.

1913-2010 MANCHESTER, VT. John S. McCormick, Jr. died peacefully at his home in Manchester, Vt. John was pre-deceased by his wife of 69 years, Bertha McCormick.

He was born on September 9, 1913 in Pittsburgh, Pa. and attended Choate School, Princeton University, and Harvard Business School.

John served during World War II as a captain in the 10th Army division and then was sent to the Philippines for the final years of the war.

After the war, he and his wife moved from Sewickley, Pa. to their dairy farm in Pawlet, Vt. that they had purchased in 1939.

Until his death, John was chairman of the board of the J S. McCormick Co, in Pittsburgh, Pa., which later became Limewood Investments. He, also, was a director of the Factory Point National Bank, president of the Southern Vermont Art Center, President of the Ekwanok Country Club, and President of the Board of Trustees of the Ekwanok Arkell Trust, Inc. When he died, John was the oldest living member of the Boone and Crockett Club.

John was an active golfer and a member of the United States Seniors' Golf Association. He was a North American big game hunter and took several trips to Alaska and British Columbia.

John was a lifelong conservationist and a steward of the land. His 15,000 acre property in the Adirondacks has gone to the Nature Conservancy to remain forever wild.

He is survived by his three children, Judith Taylor, of Dorset, Vt., Levering McCormick, of Manchester, Vt., and Roxanne Leighton, of Newport, R.I.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Ekwanok Scholarship Trust, Box 467, Manchester, VT 05254. BREWSTER FUNERAL SERVICE in Manchester has been entrusted with the care of John's funeral arrangements.



Published in Bennington Banner on July 21, 2010
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