October 27, 1961 ~ February 3, 2020

Born in: (From) Manhattan Beach, CA,
Resided in: Torrance, California

McCormick, John Francis, a life-long resident of the South Bay, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020 in Torrance, CA. Raised in Manhattan Beach and a many-year resident of El Segundo, CA, John was 58 when he died. He was a father, member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in El Segundo, and Past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus Council 4567 in Manhattan Beach. Before beginning his career as a funeral director, John was a professional musician and played bass and guitar.

John is survived by his son Sean, brothers Jerry, Dennis, Kevin, and Craig; sisters Cathe, Patty, and Karen; and many nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Jeanne, brother Bobby, and son Matthew.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the El Segundo Boy Scout Troop 762 Camper fund at

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  1. So sad to hear of John’s passing. He and I worked many services together over the years and I learned so much from him. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a big heart. I will always remember him.

  2. I am so sad to hear about John’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with him for a couple of years. I remember him having a big, wonderful smile. He was so easy to work with, and he knew the business. My condolences to his family, my prayers are with you.

  3. My condolences to John McCormick’s family, friends.and coworkers at the Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions.
    I worked with John when I helped my Parish with their Funerals and Memorials.
    I was saddened to hear about his passing.

  4. Our family sends heartfelt condolences. You family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Gregg, Gina, Mary, Julia, Grace, Charlie & Lucy Rose Hoffman

  5. My condolences to his family and friends. John was a gentle soul, kind and funny. I had the honor of working with him and know he will be dearly missed.
    Rest in Peace

  6. My heartfelt sympathy goes to the McCormick Family. John was a great guy and I was lucky to have known him for several years.

  7. John was a couple years ahead of me at American Martyrs and Bishop Montgomery. Condolences to all the McCormicks. I will keep him and the whole family in my prayers this weekend.

  8. Dear McCormick Family ~ Our deepest sympathy for your loss. l went to St. Lawrence Martyr School with John and he was always happy, full of joy, and helping others. My mother attends St. Anthony’s Parish and she was always so grateful that John would greet her at mass, asking how she was doing, and laugh together about the fond memories of when we all went to school together. May God bless you.

  9. I was so shocked and sad to hear of John’s sudden passing. He was a pillar in the community, a warm and joyful guy. He will be greatly be missed. His voice and laughter will always ring in my soul.
    Peace and prayers to his family.

  10. Prayers and condolences to the McCormick family. Having the privilege of working side by side with John for over 10 years has impacted my life and work ethic immeasurably. John’s tender heart and magnanimous spirit is a testament of his faith in action and an inspiration to all. God bless you John and thank you for sharing your time, talent, and treasure. You will be missed.

  11. John was my favorite to work with! He had the best stories to tell from the many years of working in this industry. He always had a way to put a smile on my face on days when it was hard for me, I enjoyed John’s spirit! I was saddened when I heard the news, my heard literally broke! John was a great person. My condolences go out to the McCormick family. I will continue to pray for you all! Thank you John for leaving a mark in each and every one of our lives!

  12. We are deeply saddened to learn of John’s passing. He was such a great man and we share many good memories of him from Church and scouting activities when we lived in Manhattan Beach and our children were young. We often think of all of you with fondness and I see Matthew’s holy card in my missal every Sunday. Please know that we are praying for John and will have a Tridentine Mass offered in Pismo Beach for the repose of his soul. Our thoughts, prayers and hugs are also offered for his dear and loving family. We lost our only son, Robert, on 9-30-2019 so we mourn along with you on this path together. Let your faith guide you through this great suffering and time of mourning.
    All our love and kisses,
    Peggy and Paul Nye (daughters Mary (Sevren) and Maggie, grand daughter McKenna))

  13. My prayers to Sean and the McCormick family. John was always a joy to be around. My mother loved him dearly and my brothers enjoyed the band!

  14. We were saddened to hear of John’s passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with son Sean and his sister Patty along with all the other members of the McCormick family. His presence will be missed by many in El Segundo.

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