One of the most active and best-loved community members in Rohnert Park died July 28. Dennis McCormack, who turned 70 just two weeks before his death, was suddenly stricken with heart complications after dining with friends. He also was a diabetic.
McCormack was Associate Pastor at Snyder Lane Baptist Church, a founding member and on the board of directors of Neighborhoods Organized Against Hunger (NOAH), and a longtime board member of Rohnert Park’s Sister Cities Committee. Always ready for volunteer work, he was also known for his collection of colorful suspenders.
“I’ve never come across someone who served others as much as Dennis,” said Olga Senyk, RN, who worked with him on both Sister Cities and NOAH campaigns. “I will forever be grateful to have been his friend.”
He will also be missed at a Sister Cities Committee barbeque in R Park Sunday, Aug. 11, at 5 p.m. Student Ambassador Emily Wood will be present to tell of her experiences in Hashimoto, a trip McCormack helped to organize.
Born in Seattle, McCormack served four years with the U.S. Air Force, where he earned the rank of sergeant. When his parents moved to California, he earned a BA degree at San Francisco State University and then achieved his Master’s degree in Divinity at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley. It was here when he met his wife, Natee.
He is survived by a son, Matthew Theo McCormack, and two grandchildren, Matthew Peter McCormack and Lily Jade McCormack.
He is also survived by a sister, Verna Mustico and her family in Vallejo. His wife Natee, preceded him in death.
Graveside services with military honors were held Friday, Aug. 2, in Santa Rosa Memorial Park. A memorial service was held Sunday, Aug. 4, at Snyder Lane Baptist Church. Memorial contributions in his name can be made to Snyder Lane Baptist Church.