Patrick John McCormick, 63, of Gilbert, Ariz. and formerly of Midland, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Sept. 2, 2016. Patrick was born in Midland, June 29, 1953 to Joseph Michael McCormick and Anna (Drobena) McCormick. Patrick was a 1971 graduate of H.H. Dow High School in Midland. He later moved to the Phoenix area where he obtained his associate's degree in communication and journalism from Mesa Community College. He worked for both the Arizona and Michigan State Lotteries from 1990 until he retired in December of 2013. Patrick loved being outdoors, enjoying the countryside of Michigan and the mountains of Arizona with his wife, Leslie. He particularly enjoyed taking walks, swimming, cooking, gardening and maintaining their yards at home. Patrick was a devoted sports fan of Michigan State University and the Detroit Tigers. He loved his family and friends deeply and especially adored spending time with his two granddaughters. Patrick was a dedicated husband and loving father. He is survived by his wife, Leslie "Joey" (Burns) McCormick; and his two daughters, Megan (Neale) Spender and Kristen McCormick; two granddaughters, Brinley Grace and Emery Mae. Patrick is also survived by three brothers, Michael (Ginny) McCormick, Thomas (Nina) McCormick, Kevin (Cyndy) McCormick; and sister, Mary (Gary) Sebald; along with his in-laws and many dear nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Patrick was beyond thankful for the dedication and care shown by the many physicians, nurses and staff at the Mayo Clinics in Arizona during his battle with cancer. The funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at St. Brigid of Kildare Catholic Church, 207 Ashman St., Midland, with Fr. Patrick C. O'Connor officiating. Pat's family will receive friends at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
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