Traverse City Record-Eagle


June 8, 2014

Charles Augustine McCormick

ALDEN — Charles “Charlie” Augustine McCormick, 63, of Alden, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Munson Medical Center.

Charlie was born Oct. 28, 1950, in Grand Rapids, to the late James and Mary (Joyce) McCormick. He married Jean Marie Smith on June 30, 1984, in Milford.

Charlie honorably served our country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.

Charlie brought joy and laughter to everyone he met and touched the lives of many people.

A lifelong musician, Charlie was known for his love of playing guitar, banjo and drums. When he wasn’t playing music he enjoyed playing golf, spending time on Torch Lake and above all, spending time with his family and friends.

He was a kind and gentle soul, a wonderful husband, father, mentor and friend. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Charlie is survived by his wife of 30 years, Jean; children, Julia McCormick and James McCormick; siblings, Jim, Dan, Grace and Martha; and many lifelong friends.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Rose Mary.

His memorial service will be held Saturday, June 14, at 10 a.m., at Old Mission Congregational Church in Old Mission. Family members will receive visitors beginning at 9:15 a.m. The service will be followed by a celebration of Charlie’s life at his home from 2 to 5 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made in Charlie’s name to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or a charity of your choice.

Please visit Charlie’s webpage at to sign the guestbook and share a message with his family.

The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.

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