Joseph C. McCormick of Oak Park, 76, died on Oct. 26, 2021. Born on Feb. 15, 1945 and raised in Hanover, Illinois, he graduated from Loras College in 1967, where he became known as “Poker Joe”. He married in 1970 and moved to Oak Park where he raised his family. An avid golfer and bowler, he loved the Cubs and Bears. To know Joe was to love him.
Joes was the husband of Mary Beth (nee Bailey); the father of Edward “Ted” McCormick, Kate (late Donard) Lucey, Theresa (Ken) Callero, Molly (Jeremiah) Sullivan, and the late Martin; grandfather of Ciara, Paddy and Liam Lucey and Charlie, Ella, Jocelyn and Joe Callero; brother of Louise McCormick and the late Dennis (Elizabeth) McCormick; and son of the late James and Helen (nee Sullivan) McCormick.
Services were held on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hanover, followed by interment at Evergreen Cemetery in Hanover. Arrangements were handled by Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home.