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John Francis McCormick

October 27, 1961 – February 3, 2020

John Francis McCormick, a life-long resident of the South Bay, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020 in Torrance, CA. Raised in Manhattan Beach and a many-year resident of El Segundo, CA, John was 58 when he died. He was a father, member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in El Segundo, and Past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus Council 4567 in Manhattan Beach. Before beginning his career as a funeral director, John was a professional musician and played bass and guitar.

John is survived by his son Sean, brothers Jerry, Dennis, Kevin, and Craig; sisters Cathe, Patty, and Karen; and many nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Jeanne, brother Bobby, and son Matthew.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the El Segundo Boy Scout Troop 762 Camper fund at Please visit Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions website,, to send the family messages, share memories, and view the online video tribute.

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Published in The Beach Reporter on Feb. 11, 2020.
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March 25, 2020
To John's family

So sorry for your loss . I knew John from Bishop and from playing in a band with him and a few other high school kids . John was brought in to audition with a warning " he's only 14 , don't expect much " , as the rest of us were 16 . From the first note it was obvious he was exceptional , the best guy in the room and yet still very humble . Will never forget that .

Patrick Vilicich
Bishop Montgomery
Class of '77
Patrick Vilicich
February 18, 2020
Dear McCormick Families,

I am deeply saddened to read of John's passing! I got to know John through all of the K of C lemonade stands at the Hometown Fair. Later, as a funeral director. John was with me during every step of the numerous family funerals I had to plan: Some of the most difficult times in my life. John was a man of faith and integrity. He will be missed.

My sincere condolences,
Alana Hoffman
February 14, 2020
I'll never forget how John helped with my Mother's arrangements. His compassion, grace and warmth was matched only by his unparalleled professionalism. John made what was the worst time of life more manageable through his love and talents. My warmest regards to the family, and all my love to Dennis especially .
Mercer W.
February 14, 2020
He was a brother in the Knights of Columbus and we cooked the fishfry together for lent at St. Anthony's.
Greg Raizk
February 13, 2020
I met John several times. He was warm, chatty, passionate, funny, and smart. I only wish I could have heard him talk more about his rock and roll days. From what I observed, he loved talking about music and his band days! But what made him light up most, I noticed, was his love for his son Sean. May John Rest In Peace.
Nicola Plowman
February 11, 2020
Sorry to the family about your loss... So young
Richard Lawler
February 10, 2020
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February 10, 2020
I lived across the street from him in El Segundo, his smile could be seen clearly as he waved and greeted me. Sean as he spoke of you he beamed. To all of the family hold close all of the memories of such a special person in your life.
Michelle Gordon
February 10, 2020
Kevin and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss, you have my deepest sympathy.

Your Bishop Classmate,
Gregory Laurinat
Class 1978
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