James Lincoln Cormeny

Obituary
  • "Jim just learned of your death , sad to find out your dead..."
    - Mick McGee
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  • "Brilliant fun, deep love."
    - Jan Cedras Ayers
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    - Bill Canonico
  • "Uncle Jimmy. Oh the stories I could tell .... Love"

1951 - 2014
James Lincoln Cormeny, of Manhattan, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2014, due to complications from pneumonia.  He was born June 26, 1951 at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, and lived most of his life in the city.  He earned a Carnegie Mellon drama scholarship and was an actor, writer and eventually, a stage builder.  This expertise grew into a successful electrical and construction career. He kept his passion for, and continued to be involved in, the theater and education throughout his life.  He was pre-deceased by his father Alvin, his mother Meredith, his brother Jon, and his sister Susan.  He is survived by his son Hamish, granddaughter Lucinda Rose, brother Bill, and sister Meredith, along with 7 nieces and nephews, 3 grand-nieces and nephews, and 1 great grand-nephew.
 
Jim is remembered for his humor and brilliance, a voracious appetite for reading, a strong appetite for learning, his writing ability, his in-depth theater knowledge, and his warmth. 

In memory of Jim, the family is asking that a donation be made in his name to the New York Public Library to honor his passion for lifelong learning.
Published on NYTimes.com from Jan. 10 to Jan. 11, 2014