Raymond E. "Ace" McCormick, 58, of Newcomerstown, passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 19, 2010, in the Coshocton County Memorial Hospital.

Raymond was born in Salem Township, Tuscarawas County, on Nov. 28, 1951, and was preceded in death by parents, Floyd W. McCormick, Newcomerstown, who passed away in 1969, and M. Lucile Smith McCormick, Newcomerstown, who passed away in 2009.

He was a graduate of Newcomerstown High School, Class of 1971. Raymond was employed with Casco Automotive Restorations and Roscoe Village for the past couple of years. Prior to that, he was employed as a press operator with GenCorp., Newcomerstown, for over 32 years. He was a Sons of the American Legion member of the Thomas C. Montgomery Post No. 431, Newcomerstown, and also belonged to the CBS van/truck organization. Raymond enjoyed taking part in all outdoor activities, gardening, traveling, taking pictures and attending truck-in van shows.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Donald Dean McCormick and John McCormick, both of Newcomerstown; and nephews, Glenn R. Hunt and David Wayne Hannahs, both of Newcomerstown.

Raymond is survived by his son, Ross E. (Karla V.) McCormick, currently serving with the US Air Force in Hungary; his daughter, R. Michael (Bill B.) Swinehart of Newcomerstown; two grandchildren, Korrall V. and Walker J. Swinehart of Newcomerstown; five sisters, Joann (Donald) Hannahs of Newcomerstown, Mary (James) Hunt of West Lafayette, Pauline Burrier of Newcomerstown, Sylvia Burrier of Newcomerstown and Norma (Ralph) Baker of Newcomerstown; two brothers, James G. "Jim" Cutshall of Newcomerstown and Floyd W. (Karen) McCormick Jr. of Stone Creek; his friend, mother of his children and former wife, Rhonda L. Roe McCormick of Port Washington; and many cousins and members of both the Cutshall and McCormick families.

To honor Raymond's wishes, his remains are to be cremated. Memorial services to celebrate his life were Jan. 23, 2010, at the Ourant Funeral Home, Newcomerstown.

The family is requesting that memorials be made in Raymond's name to the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406.