Hugh Perry McCormick Jr., a World War II veteran and a retired executive of the spice, tea and extract company founded by his great-uncle, died of pneumonia Feb. 14 at his Ocean Ridge, Fla., home. The former Guilford resident was 96.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Bloom Street and on Middleton Court, he was the son of Hugh Perry McCormick Sr., a McCormick vice president and spice buyer, and Mary Dove, who played piano at University Baptist Church.
He was a 1938 graduate of City College, where he played center for the Maryland state champion football team and was captain of the swim team.
As a student in the 1930s, he had a part-time job delivering mail in Rodgers...