Mr. Kenneth Ross Cormany, age 90, of Rome, passed away at a local healthcare facility on Monday, February 26, 2018. Mr. Cormany was born in Rome, Georgia on December 4, 1927, the son of the late Ross Cox Cormany and Mary Mitts Cormany. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Alice Cormany.
He graduated from Rome High School, Class of 1944, as Valedictorian. He then attended Georgia Tech and graduated with a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering. He served 16 years active and reserve in the United States Army and was honorably discharged as a Major in the Army Reserve. He served in many civic and professional organizations. He was a member of advisory boards at Coosa Valley Tech in Rome and area vocational schools in Columbus, Ga., was a member-at-large of the Rome Exchange Club and the Coosa Valley Fair Association, the Society of Professional Engineers, NW Georgia Chapter, life member of the Edison Electric Institute, EEI – Codes and Standards National Committee, IEEE (Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers), Power Engineering Society, SEE (Southeastern Electric Exchange), and CIGRE (International Conference on Large High Voltage Systems). From May of 1986 to March of 1987 he was Vice President, office of the Chief Executive, of Georgia Power, assisting the CEO in all areas of his activities and coordinating the Company Guidelines and Practices Committee, and from March of 1987 until recently, he was the consultant for the electrical utility industry and various other committees and organizations throughout his engineering career with Georgia Power.
He was a member of Second Avenue Baptist Church, Rome, the Men’sSundaySchool Class, a former member of the Coosa Country Club, Rome, and Dunwoody Country Club in Atlanta, a member of the Prince Club of Rome, the Lake Rabun Association, Lakemont, Georgia, and a former member of theNine O’clockCotillion in Rome. He loved collecting stamps from around the world, computers and above all, boating and relaxing at Lake Rabun in Rabun County, Georgia.
Survivors include his wife, Susan Rebecca Freeman Cormany, Rome; daughter, Kay Cormany Duffey, Ellijay, Georgia; grandchildren, Cliff Duffey of Alexandria, Virginia, Ken Duffey and his wife Kate of Athens, Ga., Spencer Duffey of Portland, Oregon; great-grandchildren, Mary Susan Duffey, Kate Duffey, and Maisie Duffey.
Services for Mr. Cormany will be heldSaturdaymorning,March 3, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.at Second Avenue Baptist Church, Rome, with the Rev. Monty Stallins officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall of the church. Those serving as pallbearers are Cliff Duffey, Ken Duffey, Spencer Duffey, and Dwight Cassity. A private interment will follow at2:00 p.m.The American Legion Shanklin-Attaway Post No. 5 Honor Guard will render military rites. The family asks that members of the Exchange Club, the Men’sSundaySchool Class of Second Avenue Baptist Church, and the members of The Prince Club serve as honorary Pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to Second Avenue Baptist Church, 823 East Second Avenue, Rome, Georgia 30161, or Heyman Hospice Care, 420 East Second Avenue, Rome, Georgia 30161.
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Daniel’s Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.