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Mary Clark McCormack

Petoskey, Michigan

January 29, 1931 - July 6, 2024

Mary Clark McCormack Obituary

Mary Cornwall (Clark) McCormack, 93, passed away on July 6, 2024, in Harbor Springs, Michigan. Mary was born to Homer Webb Clark and Adeline Moore Clark on January 29, 1931, in Detroit, MI. She grew up in Detroit and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree from Vasser University and a master’s degree in library science from Wayne State University. On January 15, 1955, Mary wedded the love of her life, Donald Ralph McCormack at St. Joseph Episcopal Church in Detroit, MI. The two met previously on Waikiki beach in Oahu, Hawaii. Mary was visiting Hawaii as a part of her grand plan to work and travel her way around the world when she met Donald who was stationed in the Navy at Hickam Field and Pearl Harbor. The two fell head over heels for one another and went on to raise a beautiful family of two sons, Keith and Jordan McCormack in Birmingham, MI.

Throughout her career as a librarian, Mary worked for a number of public school systems and was elected to the board of Baldwin Public Library in Birmingham, MI. After her retirement and move to Petoskey, MI, she volunteered at the Petoskey District Library. She was an expert in the English language, and coauthored the book Let’s Do Lunch. Mary was also an avid golfer, world traveler, knitter, pianist, and flutist. She was a longtime member of the American Association for the University of Women, the Women’s Village Club of Birmingham, MI, and the Petoskey Bay View Country Club.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister Adeline Barnes; and cousin Florence McClelland.

She is survived by her husband, Donald McCormack; sons Keith (Betsey) McCormack and Jordan (Laura) McCormack; ten grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday July 9, 2024, at Greenwood Cemetery. A memorial service to commemorate her life will be held at a later date this year.

For those wishing to make a donation in her honor the family suggests memorials be made to the Baldwin Public Library at 300 W. Merrill St. Birmingham, MI 48009 or the Petoskey District Library at 500 East Mitchell Street Petoskey, MI 49770.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Mary Clark McCormack hosted by Stone Funeral Home, Inc..

Mary Cornwall (Clark) McCormack, 93, passed away on July 6, 2024, in Harbor Springs, Michigan. Mary was born to Homer Webb Clark and Adeline Moore Clark on January 29, 1931, in Detroit, MI. She grew up in Detroit and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree from Vasser University and a master’s degree in library science from Wayne State University. On January 15, 1955, Mary wedded the love of her life, Donald Ralph McCormack at St. Joseph Episcopal Church in Detroit, MI. The two met previously on Waikiki beach in Oahu, Hawaii. Mary was visiting Hawaii as a part of her grand plan to work and travel her way around the world when she met Donald who was stationed in the Navy at Hickam Field and Pearl Harbor. The two fell head over heels for one another and went on to raise a beautiful family of two sons, Keith and Jordan McCormack in Birmingham, MI.

Throughout her career as a librarian, Mary worked for a number of public school systems and was elected to the board of Baldwin Public Library in Birmingham, MI. After her retirement and move to Petoskey, MI, she volunteered at the Petoskey District Library. She was an expert in the English language, and coauthored the book Let’s Do Lunch. Mary was also an avid golfer, world traveler, knitter, pianist, and flutist. She was a longtime member of the American Association for the University of Women, the Women’s Village Club of Birmingham, MI, and the Petoskey Bay View Country Club.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister Adeline Barnes; and cousin Florence McClelland.

She is survived by her husband, Donald McCormack; sons Keith (Betsey) McCormack and Jordan (Laura) McCormack; ten grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday July 9, 2024, at Greenwood Cemetery. A memorial service to commemorate her life will be held at a later date this year.

For those wishing to make a donation in her honor the family suggests memorials be made to the Baldwin Public Library at 300 W. Merrill St. Birmingham, MI 48009 or the Petoskey District Library at 500 East Mitchell Street Petoskey, MI 49770.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Mary Clark McCormack hosted by Stone Funeral Home, Inc..

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