FORT MILL, S.C. – Keeghan McCormack, of Fort Mill and formerly of Crystal Lake, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. He was 19 years old. |
Keeghan was born in McHenry on Sept. 27, 1993, the son of Brendon McCormack and Melissa Stevens Steele. He attended school in Crystal Lake until the age of 12 when he moved to Fort Mill. Keeghan was a 2012 graduate of Fort Mill High School. He was continuing his education at Trident Technical College in Charleston, S.C.
Keeghan enjoyed long-boarding, listening to music, reading, drawing and art and especially hanging out with all of his buddies. He loved his cats, Roxie and Sunday. Keeghan worked at Champions Gymnastics in Rock Hill, S.C., with his mother. He had a special bond with his students, and truly enjoyed working with children.
Survivors include his mother, Melissa (Scott) Steele of Fort Mill; his father, Brendon McCormack of Ingleside; his siblings, Kallysta Steele of Fort Mill, Logan McCormack of Ingleside and Morgan Cochara of Fox Lake; grandparents, Linda (Don) Donakowski and Paul (fiancée Nancy Stetter) Stevens, both of Johnsburg, Tim and Kristen McCormack of Ingleside and Genevieve (George) Steele of Mendota; his uncle, Ryan Stevens of Johnsburg; his aunt, Kory (Joseph) Eernisse of Grafton, Wis.; his cousins, Sadie Stevens, and Olivia and Cael Eernisse; and other relatives and many, many friends.
He is preceded in death by his great-grandparents, John and Delores Kory, Martin and Dorothy Stevens, Gerald and Florence Tresslar and Timothy and Lois McCormack; and his cousin, Cole Stevens.
A gathering to celebrate Keeghan's life will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, at the K. K. Hamsher Funeral Home, 12 N. Pistakee Lake Road in Fox Lake, with a prayer service to follow at 7 p.m.
He will be laid to rest at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Johnsburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington, is honored to serve the family. Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Mar. 3, 2013