David W. McCormick (1)

McCORMICK, David Wilferd. b. Lehighton, Pennsylvania, 6 May 1928; d. Richmond, Virginia, 21 September 2019. The son of a printer and volunteer church organist, he received his bachelor’s degree (1949) and his master’s degree (1950) from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey. He began his church ministry at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas where he established a life-long friendship with composer Jane Manton Marshall*.  His service at Highland Park was interrupted while he served as a chaplain’s assistant in the army (Fort Dix, New Jersey) during the Korean conflict. After returning to Highland Park Church in Dallas for five years, McCormick entered Union...

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