Lewis McCormick, former administration system team lead at NAU, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, in Flagstaff. He was 49.
Mr. McCormick was born in Lafayette, Ind., on Feb. 26, 1961, to Mary and Richard McCormick. Soon after, his family moved to Tempe, where he graduated from Marcos de Niza High School in 1979.
Mr. McCormick earned two bachelor’s degrees in environmental science and computer science from NAU in 1983. That same year, he and his wife, Julie, moved to southern California where he worked for Hughes Aircraft for six years. His family returned to Flagstaff in 1989, and Mr. McCormick earned his master’s degree in business administration from NAU in 1991.
Over next decade, Mr. McCormick taught math and computer courses at Diné College, owned and operated an optical lab, and worked as a computer analyst at Coconino Community College. He worked as an application system analyst, then an administration system team lead at NAU from 1999 to 2005.
Mr. McCormick loved travel, outdoor activities, and had a passion for economics. He was an active supporter of the Latvian survivors of the Holocaust, and traveled multiple times to Latvia where he delivered medical supplies and met with survivors. As an active member of the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, Mr. McCormick regularly attended and enjoyed the Thursday morning men’s breakfast group.
Mr. McCormick is survived by his wife, Julie; son Richard; daughter Rachel; parents Mary and Richard McCormick; sister Deanna King; brother Matthew McCormick; two nephews; and four nieces.
Services were held this week in Flagstaff. Memorial donations can be made to Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 2164, Flagstaff, AZ 86003.
Condolences can be sent directly to the family or e-mailed to Condolences@Lozanos-FlagstaffMortuary.com.