Richard McCormack, FDNY, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy Veteran Passes Away

Florida resident and uncle of MarEx SVP Brett Keil’s wife, McCormack was awarded the Third Alarm Association Medal of Valor by NYC Mayor Edward Koch on June 6th 1984. MarEx extends its deepest condolences to the McCormack family.

Richard McCormack, age 72, of Port St. Lucie, FL passed away on December 12, 2008 after a short illness. Born in the Bronx, New York he resided in Long Island before moving to Port St. Lucie 16 years ago. McCormack was, among other things, a retired U.S. Coast Guard veteran. His last service was in Jacksonville during the same time frame of the First Gulf War. More rcently, he was part of FDNY Ladder Company 33 and was awarded the Third Alarm Association Medal of Valor by NYC Mayor Edward Koch on June 6th 1984.

Appointed to FDNY on April 4 1963, he retired in 1989 after 27 years of service in the south Bronx. He also served with the U.S. Navy on the USS R.K. Huntington from 1954-1957 on the Destroyer Ship-USS R.K. Huntington. Later, he served as Vice President of the F.D.N.Y. Retirees, Martin & St. Lucie County Division, and additionally, was a member of the VFW and the Moose Lodge.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Carmela McCormack of Port St. Lucie, FL, four children, Ann Marie McCormack of Patchogue, NY, Kelly Honey of Blue Point, NY, Richard McCormack Jr. of Brookhaven, NY, and Peter Rodriguez of Puerto Rico, two brothers John McCormack of Hollywood, FL and Mike McCormack of Sunset Beach, NC and a sister, Ethel Mahar of Sunset Beach, NC, and 2 grandsons.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Aycock Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie, FL is in charge of arrangements.