We lost a friend and fellow dancer when Derek passed away recently. He was such a wonderful addition to the club! We will miss him dearly!
The obituary read:
Joseph Derek MacCormack April 3, 1932 - January 16, 2011 J. Derek MacCormack was born in Dublin Ireland. He worked in the printing trade in Dublin, London and California for 43 years. Married to Janet Zocchi in 1966. After retirement he earned a BA in Anthropology from S.F. State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude, member of PHI Beta Kappa. Derek loved hiking on Mt. Tamalpais, backpacking in the Sierras and folk dancing. He was a member of the S.F. Nature Friends and Chang's International Folk Dancing. Derek is survived by his wife Janet MacCormack and nieces and nephews in England and Ireland. Memorial Services to be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association.