John James McCormick, 97, died at ManorCare in Walnut Creek on Nov.25, 2016.The cause was heart failure.
Born Sept. 1, 1919 in Denver, he lived in the Bay Area after being discharged from the Army in 1945. He worked for Chevron for 37 years with a post to Iran during the 1960s and moved to Moraga in 1965 and lived there until retiring in 1986. John was a member of the Moraga Lions, Chevron Retirees Club, and the Moraga Parks and Recreation Foundation, earning a volunteer service award for fundraising for the Moraga Commons Park in 1983. He enjoyed golf, the San Francisco Giants and his two grandsons.
Survivors include daughter Caroline McCormick, and his grandsons Sam and Max Dennoun of Moraga. John was preceded in death by his wife Lola McCormick in 1999.
His family will spread his ashes at sea under the Golden Gate Bridge at 1 p.m.on Saturday, Jan. 28, aboard The Naiad, berthed at Pier 39.