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Walter L. McCormick

September 2, 1946 November 25, 2019
Walter L. McCormick
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Obituary for Walter L. McCormick

Walter L. McCormick, 73, of Bethlehem and formerly of Pottsville, passed away on Monday afternoon in St. Luke's Hospice, Bethlehem, with his family by his side.

Born in Sparta, TN, on September 2, 1946, he was the son of the late Creed and Myrtle Mae (Anderson) McCormick.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

Walter was a textile worker for Argo & Millers.

He was a member of St. Patrick R.C.C., Pottsville.

Walter liked Western movies, Louie Lamore Western books, and listening to Golden Oldies music, but he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceeded in death by his wife, Alice, in December 2018, and to whom he was married 46 years.

Walter is survived by: son, Michael P., husband of Kelly, of Bethlehem; daughter, Michelle C., wife of Jeremy Bass, of Ozark, AL; grandchildren: Ashley L. and Emily M. Turner, Kacey and Brandon McCormick, Aden, Austin N., and Emelie G. Bass and Krista L. Gardner; great granddaughter, Kailie Sawvell; brother, Fred McCormick and sister, Shirley Green, both of Indiana; several nieces and nephews; and great nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 3rd at 11:30 a.m. at St. Patrick R.C.C., 319 Mahantongo St., Pottsville.

Interment with military honors will follow in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

The family request contributions in Walter’s memory be sent to: Vietnam Veterans of America, 8719 Colesville Rd., Suite 100, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at lordbixler.com.


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