Peter Bill McOrmondSeptember 21, 1943 ~ October 19, 2017 (age 74)
Peter Bill McOrmond, 74, of Oceanport, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, October 19th. Born in New London, Connecticut, Peter achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, then graduated from Delaware Township High School, NJ in 1961. Peter went on to graduate from the University of Maryland in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Engineering. During this time, Peter began one of his passions in life, his service to his country. Peter was in the ROTC program at the University of Maryland and was commissioned in 1965 with the Army as Second Lieutenant. He also served in the Army Reserves, the National Guard and completed his military service with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary in 2013. During his service in the Army, Peter achieved the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 5. In his professional life, Peter was employed at Insurance Services Organization for 41 years. He was a Certified Professional Engineer and was a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. With this experience, Peter entered into another of his passions of service to his community. He lived in Oceanport for 21 years, where he was a volunteer fire fighter and served two terms as Chief of the Oceanport Fire Department, in 1988 and 1994. Peter also served 13 years on the Oceanport Zoning Board and was Chairman in 1987. Peter and his wife, Katie enjoyed their retirement living in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and San Antonio, Texas. Peter and Katie returned to live in Oceanport to be close to their family in 2016. Peter’s greatest enjoyment was his cherished granddaughters, Taylor, Summer, Brooke and Grace. He is survived by his wife Catherine, his two sons, William McOrmond and Andrew McOrmond and wife Joanna and his 4 granddaughters named above. The oldest of five children, Peter was the caring brother of Raymond “Tripp” McOrmond and wife Marianne, Lourie McClellan and husband Michael, the late Jean Penny DeBisschop and her surviving husband Howard, and the late Dudley White Smith and her surviving husband Timothy. Family and friends may gather at the Braun Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 10:30am to 12:30pm. All are invited to meet at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery, 350 Province Line Road, Wrightstown on Wednesday at 2:30pm for a military cemetery service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Peter’s memory to The National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.