Thomas W. “Tom” McCormick - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Thomas W. “Tom” McCormick

September 8, 1932 - December 1, 2023

Thomas W. “Tom” McCormick, age 91, of Newark, DE, and formerly of Philadelphia, PA, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 1, 2023.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, on September 8, 1932, he was a son of the late John and Dolores (Doyle) McCormick. Tom proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He made his career as a logistics specialist with the Pennsylvania Railroad, retiring after 35 years of dedicated service. Tom was an avid golfer, and a collegiate and high school basketball official for many years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Anne R. (Panchari) McCormick; daughter, Patti McCormick; and brother, John McCormick. Tom is survived by his children, Michael Gamel-McCormick (Sue), Anne McCormick, Susan Lucius (Scott) and Kathleen Russo (Jack); siblings, Joseph McCormick and Dolores Burkhart; grandchildren, Caitlin, Tom, Samantha, Sean, Sabrina, Annie, Kerri, Jacqui, Eric and Michael; and great grandchildren, Angela, Lily, Thomas, Sadie and Lincoln.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Friday, December 8, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tom’s memory to Delaware Hospice, 630 Churchmans Road, Newark, DE 19702 or by clicking here.


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8 Condolences for Thomas W. “Tom” McCormick

  • To Tom’s Family,
    Tom had a kind and gentle soul. I enjoyed our many Phillies conversations and watching many innings together over the years. One Phillies memory was watching Roy Halladay’s playoff no hitter against Cincinnati. Also He absolutely enjoyed watching, talking about, and playing golf. Tom will be sorely missed by myself and my two daughters who just adored their “Golf Tom”.

  • I am sorry for your loss. Take comfort in knowing you have so many wonderful memories to hold onto.
    May they comfort you in the days ahead.

  • Hi Anne and family,
    Sending hugs🥰♥️and prayers 🙏🏼that the awesome memories of your loving father will help during this difficult time.
    Love , Cindy

  • Tommy was truly one of the good guys that I met early in my officiating career. He never got rattled by things going on and was very patient. I pray he will enjoy eternal rest at the Palestra in heaven.
    Thank you for sharing him with us in Philly.
    Hon. Bernie Flynn

  • Tom was a generous man and will be missed by all.
    Jean and Joe Foran

  • Tom was one of my one of my mentors while becoming a referee. A true and loyal friend. My prayers are with your family.

  • Hello Dear McCormick Family,
    I send you deep love from the entire Tom and Anne Duffy family. Our families will forever be linked from those early days on Wendy Rd and Cricket Rd. So many fond memories.
    We adored your dad and send our deepest sympathy. Please know that our warmest positive energy is with you all.
    Susan, Tommy, Beth, Maureen, and Mom Anne

  • Dear Michael,

    I send my sympathies to you and your family. It’s clear from the pictures in the slide show that your father enjoyed and loved his family. What a gift. Warm regards, Susan