After days of , Bloomingdale police said they located the body of 35-year-old Kevin McCormick more than 150 yards from the shoreline of Glenwild Lake Tuesday afternoon. McCormick appears to have died from an accidental drowning, police said.
Just minutes after made the announcement, family members and friends of McCormick began to offer condolences to his family on Tri-Boro Patch and share memories of his life.
"Our hearts go out to the family. Our whole community is mourning one of our own," Kit Emory, a Bloomingdale resident, said.
McCormick's relatives shared a glimpse of his history and his passions in an informal obituary. One of his passions was hockey, and a teammate of McCormick's, Jeff Feder, on the "Bombers" team out of Hackensack said the entire team is saddened by the news of McCormick's passing.
"He was the nicest guy, full of energy and a ton of fun to be around," he said.
Another Tri-Boro Patch reader, Susan, said McCormick was a good neighbor.
"Kevin was a gentle, good-natured man...smart...dependable...funny. He was a good neighbor who made you feel you were the only person in the room when he chatted with you. He will be missed by many. May his memory be for a blessing," she commented.
Another neighbor, James Anderson, said McCormick was a social and friendly person.
"Kevin was a neighbor of mine. Didn't know Kevin well but I do know he was a very nice man. Always said hello and very friendly. I remember at one party (I had just met him) he talked to my wife and I for over an hour. When I think of GWL I think of Kevin and his presence," he said.
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