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Edward McCormick

December 12, 1959 November 28, 2015
Edward McCormick
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Obituary for Edward McCormick

Edward McCormick, formerly of Brighton, MI and Martha’s Vineyard, MA, passed away in the loving care of his family on November 28, 2015 at the age of 55.

Born December 12, 1959, Ed was one of ten children born to parents Michael and Agnes (nee. Learnihan) McCormick. Ed and his siblings were raised in the Detroit area and surrounding community. Following his high school education, Ed continued his studies to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. His education and interest in business suited him well as an active participant and important talent in his family’s construction enterprises. In the early 1980s, Ed met and fell in love with Pam Forsyth. On December the 12, 1983, Ed and Pam were married. The couple was blessed by the births of their children, Auston and Aubrea and they made their first home together in Brighton, Michigan. In 2007, the family moved to Martha’s Vineyard, MA and enjoyed participating in life on the island.

The most important relationship that Ed had was with his personal savior, Jesus Christ. All that knew him were witness to the evidence of his joy of the Lord through his kindness, generosity of time and his priority of serving others. He was entertained by his work. He took pride in his work thoroughly enjoyed putting in a hard day. His motto was his father’s…”Do something even if it’s wrong.” And clearly, for all who knew him, sometimes, the “even if it’s wrong” won out.

The stories he shared at bedtime with his kids, about not only his childhood shenanigans, but also about his adult hijinks, put them in awe of their father. He loved to be active, busy filling his free time water skiing, tubing, snowmobiling, and four wheeling in the woods of upper Michigan with his family.

Ed and Pam served all their churches and communities whole-heartedly. Whether it was cleaning and caring for the church building and grounds, or fixing broken cars in the parking lot—he did it all with joy and made one feel as if they were the only one that mattered. His love of kids led him to coach several soccer and volleyball teams using his strategic experience learned through wrestling to have several undefeated seasons and a state championship. He loved life and taught many life lessons to any and all who would spend time with him. He really was a special man, husband and father—if only there could be more in the world like him.

Above all, his heart was pure and his generosity was beyond measure. He will be profoundly missed.

In addition to Pamela, his beloved wife of 32 years, Ed is survived by his children Auston McCormick and Aubrea McCormick; siblings Kathleen (Stephen) Liggett, Michael McCormick, Kevin (Joan) McCormick, Mark (Patricia) McCormick, John (Debbie) McCormick, Robert McCormick, Brigid (Michael) Maher and Erin (Todd) Maher as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents Michael and Agnes McCormick and his sister Rosealin.

Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, on Friday, December 4, 2015 from 3 - 9 PM. A Funeral Service will be held at Detroit First Church of the Nazarene, 21260 Haggerty Hwy, Northville, on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 11 AM. The Rev. Joseph Dockter to officiate. Burial at Wixom Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions encouraged to Ed's family.

For further information please phone 248-684-6645.

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3:00 PM 12/4/2015 3:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 12/4/2015 9:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States





11:00 AM 12/5/2015 11:00:00 AM
Detroit First Church of the Nazarene

21260 Haggerty Hwy
Northville, MI 48167

Detroit First Church of the Nazarene
21260 Haggerty Hwy Northville 48167 MI
United States

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