According to one of the last wishes of Charlie, he will find his final resting place at the Fredonia Cemetery next to his parents and his siblings.
Everybody who would like to pay their last respects to Charlie are welcome to attend the services, held on Saturday, September 3, 2022.
10.00 AM (Arizona time) Interment at Fredonia Cemetery
10.30 AM (Arizona time) Memorial Service at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Fredonia, Arizona.
You are welcome to watch a recording of the Memorial Service through the link below.
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I am saddened to learn of Elder Charlie McCormick’s passing. May blessings of comfort and peace be with his family and friends. He I worked together when we were assigned to be mission companions for few months in the winter of 1975-76. We lived in a small apartment at 16 Albis Strasse, in the little town of Barr, in kanton Zug, Switzerland. He was dedicated and was always willing to get out and go to work finding those who might be interested in learning about the restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There were few members living near us. But those who did were kind to us, taking pity, I suppose, on two young men struggling with the language and far from home. Sometimes we were invited us to dinner. Often on holidays they would include us for a few hours. They taught us about Swiss hospitality and customs. We were thankful for their many kindnesses. In those days, Charlie rarely left our little flat (or wohnung) without his beloved basketball tucked into his pack. While out meeting people, he would sometimes spin the ball on one-finger for the “kinder” we met. Often they didn’t quite know what to think about the tall guy in the white-shirt-and-tie spinning a basketball while asking them questions in an Arizona form of German. But HE was having a good time :-D. While we worked together, we were blessed with one baptism. A kind, quiet, older man from Yugoslavia was touched by the spirit. Elder McCormick went into the waters with him. Both of them were radiant with joy that day. Not long afterward, I was transferred to Basel. He stayed in Barr. About six-to-eight months later both of us were transferred out of Switzerland to other German-speaking missions. No doubt he will be blessed on the other side for the good work he did back in those days. It was a blessing to serve with him for a short while.