Martin William McCormack, a loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2020. Martin was born on May 27, 1936, in Brooklyn to parents Hannah and George. Martin went on to a scholarship school, Saint Augustine’s High School in Brooklyn, and later earned both his Bachelor of Arts and Law Degrees at Fordham University. After law school, Martin worked in international banking in both New York and Washington, DC. Later in his career, he helped draft new banking laws for former Soviet Republics after the collapse of the Soviet Union; as well assisting in the revision of existing banking laws in Egypt and the Caribbean. After his retirement from law, Martin worked as an adjunct English professor at Iona College for ten years.
In May 1964, Martin married Mary Roberts and they moved to Larchmont in 1972. During his life in Larchmont, Martin helped raise two children and was an active parishioner of Saints John and Paul Church, where he was a volunteer for the Cardinal’s Appeal. He was also a volunteer at a homeless shelter for the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown during he and Mary’s time in Washington, D.C in the 1990s.
Martin was a true Renaissance Man, who spoke fluent French and had basic skills in other languages as well. He was well versed in, and had a lifelong love for, history, politics, and literature and was also a big baseball fan. He authored a book titled Summer Stars, which contains fictional accounts of events during his childhood in Brooklyn. Martin was also known for his wit, intellect, and big heart. He is survived by his two children, Fiona and Kieran, their spouses, Dermot and Kirsten, grandson Rory, and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held to honor Martin's and Mary's lives on Thursday February 20th, from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the John J. Fox Funeral Home, Inc. 2080 Boston Post Road Larchmont, NY 10538. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday February 21st at 11:00 AM at St. Augustine Church in Larchmont. Interment will be private.