Michael Patrick McCormick
- August 19, 1956 - January 8, 2014
- Washington Township, Michigan
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“Mike's sudden passing is a shock and greatly saddens me! We only learned of it this past weekend and I'm so sorry to have missed the celebration of...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Stephen Ormond - Detroit, MI
“Mike was a strong leader that always put the company and team first. He taught many of us so many things. The values he instilled will carry us...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Jay Mitchell
“Every year I took the day off school or work to send "the boys" on their way for the fishing trip. Every year Uncle Mike and I had the same...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Heidi - South Chicago Heights, IL
“To Mac...my great Brother-in-law...Husband & Father...
May you rest in eternal glory with Mom & Dad Hudock & all your McCormick
...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Tom Hudock Jr - Gurnee, IL
“Mike had the best stories ever! He loved telling stories about his family and the trips that he took with his wife. I learned to not sweat the...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Shawntel Yow - CA
“I met Mike about 4 years ago. At that time he was the Director of Franchising. I remember him when he visited me for the first time in Cape Coral and...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Asif J Qureshi - Cape Coral, FL
“Working at 7-Eleven with Mike, I knew him to be hard working and a team player, but generally a private person at work, usually goal and task focused...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Desi Desormeaux - Spotsylvania, VA
“Kyle and Family,
So sorry for your loss. Will keeping you in our hearts in the days and weeks ahead.
Jim and Kim Hogan
8 of 11 | Posted by: Jim and Kim Hogan - Howell, MI
“Sue our deepest condolences. Mike was A kind man and you have a wonderful family. Your life together will be cherished by your sons and...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Duncan - Brighton, MI - Friends
“Aidan McCormick is the fiancee of my niece Jen Gainza. He is a wonderful person and we are so happy that he is joining our family. We are so...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Linda Lucaccini - Stockton, CA
“The best memories I have of you were our fishing trips to Canada. You use to get as excited as a kid on Christmas! I will remember those times...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Matt McCormick - Plainfield, IL
Michael Patrick McCormick entered this world on August 19, 1956 and sadly left us too soon on January 8, 2014. Within those fifty-seven years, Mike left an imprint on those who were blessed to have met him. Through his actions, he taught his three sons the value of being a man with a deep devotion to family. He taught his fellow co-workers the value of having a strong work ethic and how one can (with much endurance) move up the corporate ladder. And he taught us all the gift of appreciating the simple moments in life that all too many take for granted. He was a truly great man.
The sixth of nine children from Chicago Heights, Illinois, Mike learned that one needed to work hard to succeed in this world. He watched his father, Edward McCormick Sr., awaken daily and open up his gas station and mechanic shop while his mother, Margaret McCormick (née Martin) worked as a saleslady for Osco Retail Store. As a young man, he worked with his father at the shop and was taught many useful, handy, mechanical skills that would last his lifetime and that many would benefit from.
Mike was a typical young man growing up in the sixties; he enjoyed playing hockey, baseball, and fishing with his dad and brothers. He graduated from Bloom High School in 1974.
Mike, who always knew the value of a hard earned dollar, managed to work small jobs here and there and put himself through college. While a student at Northern Illinois University, he was set up on a blind date with Suzan Hudock. This blind date lead to so much more. They fell deeply in love while Mike pursued his Bachelor's Degree in Marketing. After graduation, Mike and Suzan were wed on August 26, 1978 in Santa Maria del Popolo Catholic Church located in Mundelein, Illinois.
Their love for each other was something few can understand and fewer experience. This love produced three boys: Kyle, Aidan and Colin. Mike's devotion as a father, husband, and provider helped these boys grow into men. As a father, Mike taught his sons values, respect, and love for family above all. As a husband, Mike loved Suzan with every fiber of his being. As a provider, Mike sacrificed and did whatever he could to make sure his family was always without want. He traveled often and worked extended hours all for his family. His talent and dedication to work and family allowed him to progress through the ranks with 7-Eleven Inc.
Annual family road trips were made all over the country. He loved taking fishing trips to Winnipeg, Canada with his dad, sons, and brothers. He loved to play golf with his sons, although none of them are Tiger Woods and neither was he.
Mike's career of over 30 years with 7-Eleven took the McCormick's all over the country; from Illinois, to Michigan, to Dallas, and finally back to Michigan in 2013.
Michael Patrick McCormick departed this life surrounded by his loving family on January 8, 2014. It would take a normal man three lifetimes to accomplish what Mike did in fifty-seven years. His unique blend of personality, intelligence, humor, and work-ethic made him a man that will not be forgotten. He lives on through the imprint he made on so many. The love between him and Suzan lives on through her and the sons they together molded into men.
He will be greatly missed.
Michael is survived by his loving wife, Suzan McCormick; sons, Kyle (Stephanie Ah Sam) McCormick, Aidan (Jennifer Gainza) McCormick, and Colin (Sarah) McCormick; parents, Edward Sr. and Margaret McCormick; siblings, Edward (Gayle) McCormick Jr., Joyce (David) Ludwa, Margaret McCormick, Kathy (Tim) Hannon, Barbara (Paul) Somerville, Patty (Dave) Bonadona, Robert (Laura) McCormick and many extended loved ones and friends.
Michael was preceded in death by his brother, William (Bonnie) McCormick.