Bert Edward McCormick

January 26, 1932April 9, 2019

Bert E. McCormick, born on January 26, 1932 in Evanston, IL to Scott Sr. and Emma McCormick, died in Williamsburg, VA on April 9, 2019. Bert grew up in Huntington, WV where he worked in steel mills and pool halls. He was a 1954 graduate of Marshall University. He then attained a master’s degree from Princeton University, a research degree from Oxford University (England) and a doctorate from Princeton University. He was an author of two books, one on the life of Luke and the other on Pocket Billiards. Professionally, he was the senior pastor of four churches including the renowned First Church of Albany, New York, with the oldest pulpit in the United States. In 1968, he was invited by his alma mater, Marshall University, to be the baccalaureate speaker and was the recipient of the Community Service Alumni Award in 1980. He and Birgit retired in 1989 to Williamsburg, VA settling in Queens Lake. Bert was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Scott Jr. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Birgit McCormick, formerly of Linz, Austria now residing in Williamsburg, VA; children: Heidi, F. Scott, and Erik; grandchildren, Jackson and Lukas; and his brother’s children; Jane (Steve) Brower, Scott III (Mary Ann) McCormick, and Donald (Masumi) McCormick. A reception will be held on May 3, 2019 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm in Queens Lake at the clubhouse. Online condolences may be offered at


3 May


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Queens Lake Clubhouse

234 E. Queens Drive
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185


Bert Edward McCormick

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Alex and Joanne Andrews

April 22, 2019

Dear Birgit and family,

We were so saddened to learn of Bert's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We sure learned a lot about Bert from the obituary, what a life. My memory of Bert was that he liked to swim and enjoyed Queens Lake pool also that he like to go to Atlantic City. I regret that we haven't seen you all lately and our sympathy goes out to you.

Best Regards, Joanne Andrews