Mary G. McCormick

Nov 7 1932
May 17 2019
86 Years
Cochranville, Pennsylvania

Mary G. McCormick, 86, of Cochranville, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, PA. She was the widow of the late Harry W. McCormick who died in 2004. Born in Fig, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late James A. Graybeal and Selma Johnson Graybeal.

Mary was an area resident most of her life and a 1950 graduate of the former Cochranville High School. She was employed for 28 years by the Octorara Area School District as a Title 1 Reading Aid.

She was a lifelong member of the Cochranville United Methodist Church and enjoyed hosting the Lady's Knitting Group of the Church. Mary served as meal coordinator at the church for many years. She was also a member of the Local Chapter of the Golden Agers.

Mary also enjoyed antiquing but most of all spending time with her family; especially her grand and great grandchildren.

She is survived by three children; Patrick J. McCormick and wife Deborah of Cochranville, Gail E. McHenry of Lancaster and H. James McCormick and wife Robin of Cochranville, six grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and one sister Virginia Bush of Atglen. She was preceded in death by one sister Dorothy Sensenig.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Cochranville United Methodist Church,  92 Church Drive, Cochranville, PA 19330 followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. Family and friends are also invited to attend the viewing at the church  from 9:00 AM until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Cochranville United Methodist Church at the above address.  

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg.  Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
May 25 2019 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Cochranville United Methodist Church


HJ, Robin and family,

You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you be comforted knowing that your mom is in heaven and soooo happy now. Keep her memory alive by sharing the stories and memories you have with your grandchildren. She will be truly missed. 

With deepest sympathy and love,

Cousins Lynn and Paul.

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Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers.

Lisa Wilde

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Jim - Thinking of you and your family and keeping you in my prayers.  I know that I did not know your Mother personally but I am thankful for you and the time that we had working together.  I have her to thank for that.  I hope to connect one day soon, in the mean time please take care of yourself.

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<p>My sympathies to the McCormick family, I don't know if I ever met Mary, but I heard her name a lot when I was younger. I believe my Dad, James David Wilson, was a class-mate of hers and my Grandmother, Susie Wilson was a life long resident of Cochranville.</p>

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Rest in peace Mary!  You and your family were very special to me growing up.  My father bought his current lot from your father Jim- what a special man!  Mr. Greybeal helped show me the beauty of plants which I carry with me to this day.  Your husband, Harry, was a true renaissance man, could do anything, and was a great help when called upon - a joy to catch up with.  Also, wanted you to know how great it was to grow up on Highview Drive with you and your family as neighbors.  Still vividly remember, endless games of kickball and hind and seek with Jimmy, Gale, and Pat - fabulous memories!  Hope you are catching up with family, and filling in my Mom on all she has missed!  I always like to say not all is lost in death - something always remains!  And what remains is how you taught us to be a great Mother, neighbor, and good friend.  I will miss my visits with you catching up on Cochranville events.  Love you and Rest In Peace!  Sincerely, Mark Czarnota - your neighbor of 52 years!

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We were both very sorry to learn of Mary's passing. We want the family to know that you all have our deepest condolensces. Mary had so many family members and friends. We are honored to be part of her family -- she was such a great and special lady. Just thinking about it, can you imagine what a wonderful family reunion was held in the sky last Friday! Husband, parents, aunts and uncles, various cousines and lots of friends all there to greet her and welcome her home. We know how much she will be missed by all that loved her. Please know that we are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Our love, B.J. & Ernie

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My deepest sympathy to the McCormick family.  Mary was such a gentle, loving, and caring woman of God.  Lots of people around her were nourished, found comfort in her sweetest home.  I remember her inviting into her home for her family thanksgiving meal.  She also cooked hamburger barbecue for Kayla's first birthday at Cochranville Church fellowship hall.  Her foods were absolutely amazing and was the best because she made it with loving heart.  You will be dearly missed. We love you!!  God has the sweetest place prepared in heaven.  I pray for the comfort and peace for your family and hope to cherish all good memories and love she left behind in our hearts.

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Dear Jimmy, Gail, and Pat, I was so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing.  I was so glad I took the time to visit with her during my brief stay in October on Highview Drive.  She was such a dear lady, kind, loving, hard working.  I remember her taking me to Bible School, not that I learned much.  Mostly enjoyed crafting!!  I, like my brother Mark, have great memories growing up on that street.  My Mom adored your family, and especially your Grandparents.  I think my Mom tried to compete with Selma, but she just couldn't cut it.  I'm sure Mary is at peace.  With love, Celeste Palmer (Czarnota).  

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