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Denis J. “DJ” McCormick III

August 30, 1989 - January 11, 2020

Denis J. “DJ” McCormick III, born in Newark, DE on August 30, 1989 to Denis McCormick and Linda Reeder, passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

After many years of suffering in this life, he is finally at peace. DJ had the most amazing heart, and an unquestionable love for his family. His bright smile, quick wit, and hilarious sense of humor will never be forgotten. Our hearts will forever feel the loss and emptiness of his absence.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Donald Dunn. He is survived by his parents, Denis and Julie McCormick & Linda and Michael Reeder; daughter, Madison K. McCormick; brother, Tony Nardo along with wife, Nicole and their two kids, AJ & Shane; sister, Nicki Spann along with husband, Matt and their two kids, Emily & Josh; grandparents, Denis and Rosemarie McCormick, Sr., Sue Dunn, and Arnold and Joyce Sten; along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, a Schwab 529 Plan was created for his daughter, Madison McCormick. Please make checks payable to Schwab 529 Plan and mail to: Mercer Advisors, c/o Daniel McDermott, 3520 Silverside Road, Suite 25, Wilmington, DE 19810. Please notate on check: FBO Madison McCormick.


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7 Condolences for Denis J. “DJ” McCormick III

  • We are so very sorry for this tragic loss. DJ had such a good heart and was so good with the kids around him. He was a joy to be around. He will be missed.

  • We will always remember you DJ.
    Whether it was playing video games, foosball, air hockey or trying to sink our tinfoil boats with change, we always had fun. Always begging to go swimming before breakfast on hot sunny Father’s Days.
    That is how we will always remember you.
    Rest In Peace DJ

    Sydney, Haley and Marley Citrone

  • Denis and family,

    My deepest sympathy and heartfelt sorrow are with you at this difficult time.

    David Ragan

  • My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Sending prayers and hugs to all during this difficult time.

  • We are very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with DJ and your entire family.

  • Julie & Dennis & Family !!
    I use to help DJ with spelling words when was 11 in 2001 when I was briefly dating his Uncle !! This breaks my heart even though I have not seen DJ in almost 20 years !! I will never forget helping him with those spelling word even though it was a short time !! Why ?? Because DJ was SUCH a sweet ,wonderful and loving kid who had SUCH a heart of GOLD !! He was SOO polite and caring !! I had NEVER met an 11 yr old like him at the time !! He was SUCH a joy to be with and his presence left an impact on me forever even in raising my own son !! You are wonderful parents and grandparents !! And thanks to you , he was SOO loved !! As a parent myself I can’t even imagine how you are
    feeling right now !! I am praying for comfort as well as strength for you and the family !! Please let me know if there is anything you need or I can do !!! DJ will always be with you in spirit , watching over you and the family !! Many HUGS and prayers !!! <3

  • I will forever remember the laughs and cry’s we have had daddy. The day you told me you were going to be able to see me again was like my whole world stopped for a second because I was so excited. Just a remembering the night we had at aunt Nicki’s with Athena and Tegan was so special to me. I remember Tegan had a little crush on me and you didn’t like it. I will forever have those moments daddy I love you <33