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Gregory Dean McCormick

January 22, 1967 ~ March 26, 2022 (age 55)

Obituary

Gregory Dean McCormick was called home to glory suddenly on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

Gregory was born January 22, 1967 and grew up in Montclair, New Jersey.  He matriculated in the Montclair public school system and was a graduate of Montclair High School where he wrestled and excelled at football.  For a brief time, he attended Essex County College. Greg loved nothing more than going with his family on their frequent trips to Lake Hopatcong and to Red Bank for fishing and crabbing. He was such a fishing enthusiast, he would take the bus on his own down to Belmar, NJ to cast his line.  Greg also enjoyed fellowshipping with his family where food was involved! There are quite a few excellent cooks in this family!  In his youth, you could often find him at 19 Wheeler Street hanging out with his Grandma Bea (Beatrice McCormick), down in Bloomfield with Uncle Junie and Aunt Josephine, over on Tennis Place with his Aunt Sylvia and Uncle Wilbert or on the corner of Claremont and N. Willow at Grand Mama’s.    You may have seen him spending time at Aunt Leafy’s house in Orange, NJ.  However, growing up, Greg was often in the company of his cousin and Best Friend, Billy, who was truly, as he would say, his “Road Dog”!  Gregory was a fierce protector and defender of his younger siblings, Joey and ‘Riss’ and would do absolutely anything for them.  It was not out of the ordinary for Greg to show up at one’s door bearing gifts. He continued this manner of sharing throughout his life.

As a child, Gregory invited Jesus into his heart, was baptized and became a member of St. Paul Baptist Church where he sang in the youth choir and played basketball with the Baptist Youth Fellowship.  He was a beautiful child of God who demonstrated Christ’s love by his willingness to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it, especially someone older.  Greg was known in the community as a person you could count on to assist with various tasks such as bringing in groceries from the car, unloading a delivery truck and running errands.  He worked for a time at Kings Supermarket in Verona, a job he truly enjoyed, and recently was a regular volunteer distributing food at the soup kitchen at the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Elmwood Avenue, in Montclair.

Gregory is predeceased by his brother Bryon Joseph Andrews and his mother, Beatrice Margo Andrews and Maternal Aunt Sylvia Spivey (Rev. Wilbert Spivey-deceased).  He leaves to cherish his memory his father, Rev. Joseph Andrews, Step-mother, Adrienne Andrews, his sister, Marisa Gabrielle Andrews, Maternal Aunt, Josephine Haskall (Junie Haskall-deceased), Paternal Uncles Vincent Andrews and Michael Andrews (Patricia), Paternal Aunt Jacinta Gullieum (Julian Gullieum-deceased) plus numerous cousins, extended family members, friends and neighbors.

So when we think about your life,
We won’t dwell upon its close;
We’ll remember all the good times,
And forget about life’s blows.

We’ll remember all the happiness,
The joy and not the tears;
The assurance and the confidence,
And not irrational fears.

Our lives have all been better,
Because you have been there;
So now we leave your memory,
In God’s all-loving care.

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Services

24 Hour Viewing
Tuesday
April 5, 2022

10:00 AM
St Paul Baptist Church (Montclair, NJ)

Funeral Service
Tuesday
April 5, 2022

11:00 AM
St Paul Baptist Church (Montclair, NJ)

Interment following funeral service
Tuesday
April 5, 2022

Glendale Cemetery
28 Hoover Ave
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

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