McCormack, Chris LATHAM Chris McCormack, 21 of Latham, died in a tragic accident on August 23, 2011. He was born on July 25, 1990 and graduated from Shaker High School. He is survived by his parents, Kathy and Chris McCor-mack; his loving brothers, Kevin and Sean; his maternal grand-mother, Kay Brennan; and his paternal grandmother, Ann McCormack. He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Robert McCormack and his maternal grandfather George Brennan. He is also survived by his aunts, uncles and cousins. Chris was the love of our life. Writer, musician, comedian and scholar, he was a member of the band Mad Tryst. His goal was to change the world. Last year, he traveled to Cambodia where he taught English and worked at an AIDS orphanage. This changed his view of the world and embedded in him a strong will to help others. He leaves behind his music and his writings, which we will cherish forever. He was to enter his senior year at the New School University in Greenwich Village. He had friends from all walks of life who will miss him. He was living his life to the fullest and died a happy young man that we are so proud of. Funeral services Monday, August 29, 2011 at 8:45 a.m. from the McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 North Allen St., Albany, and thence to the Historic Church of St. Mary on Capitol Hill at 9:30 -a.m. where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Sunday, August 28, 2011 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow the Mass at St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. In lieu of flowers please send donations to The Christopher McCormack Cambodian Children's Fund c/o Ulster Savings Bank, 180 Schwerk Dr., Kingston NY 12401. To leave Chris's family a special message on their guestbook, view his cinematic life tribute, obtain a prayer card or directions, or share a photo or e-card with them, please visit www.mcveighfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Albany Times Union from August 26 to August 27, 2011