What’s goin on folks?
You may remember a story we did on Joe McCormick in 2012, believed to be the oldest living UConn football alum at the time at 100.
Just got the word Joe passed away on Thursday… He was a good man who accomplished a lot in his lifetime and did an awful lot for a lot of people.
Well done, Joe…. Time to rest.
Here are statements on McCormick’s passing from Larry McHugh, chairman of the Board of Trustees at UConn and school president Susan Herbst…
“Joseph McCormick was among UConn’s oldest living graduates – if not the oldest – but more importantly, he was truly among the greatest,” McHugh said in the statement. “On behalf of the university’s board of trustees, we are so proud of the life he led as one of our graduates and one of our fellow trustees. His service to UConn, the state of Connecticut, and the nation fills each of us with the deepest sense of admiration for him and all he achieved over the incredible arc of his life. In all that time, he never forgot the University of Connecticut, and we will never forget him.”
From UConn Pres. Herbst:
“The world is so different now than it was when a young Joseph McCormick was student at UConn, running track and playing football in Storrs in the early 1930s. This year will be the 80th anniversary of his graduation from the university. Yet the young men and women who are our students today are not so different from the undergraduates of his day; they also have great dreams and aspirations for themselves and the world. Joseph and the life he lived serve as an extraordinary inspiration to them, and to all of us. He exemplified what it means to strive, achieve, succeed – and give back. What was so remarkable about his life was not simply his longevity, it is what he chose to do with the time he had. UConn will always wear the fact he was our student, our graduate, our trustee and our lifelong friend as a great badge of honor. How lucky we were that Joseph was part of the life of the University of Connecticut. Today, we at UConn proudly remember and celebrate his life.”