Kenneth Ross Cormany

December 4, 1927February 26, 2018

Mr. Kenneth Ross Cormany, age 90, of Rome, passed away at a local health care facility Monday February 26, 2018. Mr. Cormany was born in Rome, Georgia December 4, 1927. He was the son of the late Ross Cox Cormany and Mary Mitts Cormany. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Alice Cormany.

He graduated from Rome High School, Class of 1944 Valedictorian. He then attended Georgia Tech and graduated with a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering. He served 16 years Active and Reserve in the United States Army, and he was honorably discharged as a Major in the Army reserve. He served in many civic and professional organizations. He was a member of advisory boards at Coosa Valley Tech in Rome and area Vocational School in Columbus, GA., a member at large of the Rome Exchange Club and the Coosa Valley Fair Association, the Society of Professional Engineers, NW Georgia Chapter, Life member, the Edison Electric Institute, EEI – Codes and Standards National Committee, IEEE (Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers), Power Engineering Society, SEE (Southeastern Electric Exchange), CIGRE (International Conference on Large High Voltage Systems), and from May of 1986 to March of 1987 he was Vice President, office of the Chief Executive of Georgia Power who would assist the CEO in all areas of his activities, coordinate Company Guidelines and Practices Committee, and from March of 1987 until recently he was the consultant for the electrical utility industry, and various other committees and organizations throughout his engineering career with Georgia Power. He was also a member of Second Avenue Baptist Church, Rome, the Men’s Sunday School Class, a former member of the Coosa Country Club, Rome, and Dunwoody Country Club in Atlanta, a member of the Prince Club of Rome, the Lake Rabun Association, Lakemont, Georgia, and a former member of the Nine O’Clock Cotillion in Rome. He loved collecting stamps from around the world, computers and above of all, boating and relaxing at Lake Rabun in Rabun County, Georgia.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Susan Rebecca Freeman Cormany, Rome; daughter, Kay Cormany Duffey, Ellijay, Georgia; grandchildren, Cliff Duffey of Alexandria, Virginia, Ken Duffey and his wife Kate of Athens, GA, Spencer Duffey of Portland, Oregon; great grandchildren, Mary Susan Duffey, Kate Duffey and Maisie Duffey.

Services for Mr. Cormany will be held Saturday morning March 3, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Second Avenue Baptist Church, Rome, with Rev. Monty Stallins officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall of the church. Those serving as pallbearers are, Cliff Duffey, Ken Duffey, Spencer Duffey and Dwight Cassity. A private interment will follow at 2:00 P.M. The American Legion Shanklin-Attaway Post No 5 Honor Guard will render military rites. The family asks that members of the Exchange Club of Rome, the Men’s Sunday School Class of Second Avenue Baptist Church, and the members of The Prince Club serve as honorary Pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to, Second Avenue Baptist Church, 823 East Second Avenue, Rome, Georgia 30161 or Heyman Hospice Care, 420 East second Avenue, Rome, Georgia 30161.

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  • Susan Rebecca Cormany, Wife
  • Kay Cormany Duffey, Daughter
  • Grandchildren, Cliff Duffey, Ken Duffey (Kate), Spencer Duffey. Great grandchildren, Mary Susan Duffey, Kate Duffey and Masie Duffey.

  • Cliff Duffey
  • Ken Duffey
  • Spencer Duffey
  • Dwight Cassity

  • Second Avenue Baptist Church
  • Heyman Hospice Care


  • Sanctuary Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Reception Saturday, March 3, 2018

Kenneth Ross Cormany

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D. R.

March 14, 2018

To the families and loved ones of Mr. Cormany, who we know will be dearly missed. Almighty God promised at Revelation 21:4 that he will wipe away all our tears. And death, pain, and sorrow will be no more. So, you can take great comfort in drawing close to God in prayer. And he will sustain and help support your families to endure. During these difficult times and in the months to follow. My deepest condolences to all your loved ones.

Buddy Sims

March 5, 2018

I am very sorry to hear about Ken's passing. I worked for Ken a couple of times at Georgia Power, and he was a great boss. He wrote my letter of reference for graduate school. I had the opportunity to reconnect with Ken a couple of years ago, and really enjoyed catching up. He will be missed. My condolences to his family. R.I.P. old friend.

Earl and Lois Duncan

March 2, 2018

Earl has known Ken since grammar school. They went to Georgia Tech at the same time and both went to work at Georgia Power. Ken will certainly be missed by both of us. He was a kind and loving man. He loved God, his family and his friends. Earl and I will never forget some of the stories he shared about Kay and the 3 grandsons. Earl and Ken always joked about who was the oldest, Earl had him beat by one month, but he always referred to Ken as the old man of the group.

I got to know Ken at GPC and Susan in the Ambassadors and the old DOM group. Both were always welcoming and ready to share their love for their family.

We are so sorry for your loss, and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.