Gary Denton McCormick, aged 85, residing in Las Vegas, passed away on October 12, 2022, after a brief illness.
Gary was born on July 22, 1937 to Stella (Springer) and George McCormick, and grew up in Chicago, Illinois. He was a champion water skier in his younger days winning many trophies, most notably, coming in third in the US Senior Men's Jumping Championship.
At the age of 18, he married Joan Gootee and went on to have three beautiful children who they raised in the Chicago area. In 1983 Gary and Joan made Las Vegas their permanent home. In addition to water skiing, he enjoyed hiking the mountains, poker and spending time with his family.
Gary is survived by his son, Gary David (Danny) and daughter, Kathryn, six grandchildren, Kristen Crowley of Fox Lake, Illinois, Jessica English of Park Ridge, Illinois, Kevin Cowley of Las Vegas, Declan English of Park Ridge, Illinois, Ashly (Chris) Napolitano of Las Vegas and Megan English of Las Vegas, six great-grandchildren, Damon Crowley, McKinley English, Christopher Napolitano, Gwendolyn English, Isabelle Napolitano and Bailey Crowley, along with many nieces and nephews.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his daughter, Cynthia Ann, his brothers Glenn and George, sisters, Daisy (Dave) Arnoux and Diane Foxwell.
A memorial is being held on November 19, 2022 from 2-5pm at Kraft Sussman Funeral Services, 3975 S. Durango Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89147 (702-485-6500).