William C. "Mick" McCormick, Jr.,75, of Penn Township passed away peacefully on May 2nd at Concordia Lutheran Ministries in Cabot. He never let his Parkinson’s Disease define him and now he is running free.
He graduated from North Catholic in Pittsburgh and received his degree in accounting from Duquesne University. He was Director of Data Processing for Butler County, he worked in the IT department at the Central Blood Bank and he was a project manager for Hewlett Packard before retiring.
He enjoyed his dogs and raised, trained, showed and raced Alaskan Malamutes. He was a long time member of the Butler County Kennel Club, served as President for many years and held conformation classes to teach people how to show their dogs. He also belonged to the Butler Dog Training Association and the Alaskan Malamute Club of America. He had many interest and talents. His great sense of humor was evident in a column which he wrote for the Butler Eagle in the early 90’s. He loved photography and combined his photos with his writing in some very clever photo essays and travelogues. He loved "playing in the dirt," planting trees, mowing grass and growing great blueberries. He also enjoyed music and loved the Pittsburgh Pops concerts and the Broadway Series.
He survived by his wife of 52 years, Katherine K. (Kathie) McCormick and his sister, Karlene (Patrick) Lee and his brother, John D. McCormick and many friends and relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William C. McCormick, Sr. and Elizabeth D. McCormick and his sister, Lyn Donley.
Friends of William C. "Mick" McCormick are welcome to visit at the Fox Funeral Home, Inc. 410 W. Main St. Saxonburg, from 2-6 p.m on Sunday, May 6 to celebrate a life well lived. Burial services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Parkinson Foundation of Western Pa., 575 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue, PA 15202, Concordia Lutheran Ministries, 134 Marwood Rd., Cabot, PA 16023 or to the Alaskan Malamute Assistance League, P.O. Box 7161, Golden, CO 80403.