K. Douglas Cormack, dearest husband and father passed away peacefully on Dec 1, 2020 at age 78.
Beloved husband of 56 years to Kathryn (Patterson): Loving father of Christopher (Karen); Cherished grandfather to his three beloved grandchildren, Daniel, David and Kayla Cormack of St. Louis; Dear brother of Col. David E. Cormack (Lee) of Florida, and Jean Anne Montgomery (James) of Alaska; Loving uncle to David Cormack Jr., Betsey Cormack, Meredith Montgomery and Kelley Montgomery.
Doug was born May 18, 1942 in Lamar, CO, to Chaplain Everett (Lt. Col.) and Alverna Cormack. He was a graduate of William Jewell College, Liberty MO, and completed two graduate degrees at Washington University. Doug had a distinguished career as a public-school music educator and administrator in Brentwood & Affton schools for 36 yrs. He also served many years as Music Director at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
Doug was dedicated to education and lifelong learning. He was passionate about music and an advocate for social justice. In his retirement, he enjoyed travel, golfing with friends, and supporting his grandchildren’s many musical, athletic and scholastic endeavors. Later, with much support from friends, he built an operational model railroad layout that gained national distinction. Doug had a caring and fun-loving spirit, was always gracious, supportive, generous and encouraging. He will be truly missed by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Peace United Church of Christ, 204 East Lockwood Ave, Webster Groves, MO 63119.
A private family service will be held on December 5, 2020. Due to COVID restrictions, a musical celebration of Doug’s life will be planned for a later date.