Robert J. McCormack Sr., 83, a South Scranton resident, died Sunday at home after an illness. His wife of 58 years is the former Dorothy Albert.
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Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Thomas G. and Alice Tigue McCormack. He was a member of St. John Neumann Parish and was a graduate of Scranton Central High School. He was employed by the Scranton Times for 42 years. He was chairman of the Scranton Times Credit Union for 20 years and was league director and chairman of the board of the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association. He was also the founder and initial chairman of the PA Credit Union Foundation. He was president of Typographical Union Local 112 and was the chairman of the board of Elmhurst Country Club. He was a Korean War veteran and was a member of the VFW.
He was an avid fan of both Notre Dame Football and the San Francisco Giants.
The family would like to thank Commonwealth Hospice for the care and compassion given to Bob.
Also surviving are five daughters, Mary Alice Kropp and husband, Michael, Londonderry, N.H.; Karen Welcome and husband, Claude, Clarks Summit; Susan McCormack, Philadelphia; Ellen McGuigan and husband, Vince, Clarks Summit; and Cathleen McCormack, Scranton; two sons, Robert McCormack Jr. and wife, Jeanette, Dunmore; and Patrick McCormack and wife, Sara, Scranton; two brothers, Thomas McCormack and wife, Helen; and Leo McCormack, all of Scranton; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from the August J. Haas Funeral Home Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., Scranton, with Mass at 10 in Nativity of Our Lord Church, 633 Orchard St., Scranton, to be celebrated by the Rev. Michael Bryant, pastor. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton. Military services by AMVETS.
Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to PA Credit Union Foundation, 4309 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17110; or to Commonwealth Hospice, 746 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, PA 18510.
To leave an online condolence, visit www.augusthaas funeralhome.com.
August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc.
202-204 Pittston Avenue Scranton, PA 18505
Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 10, 2012