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Dr. John J. Wormeck, age 50, passed away Saturday, March 1, 1997, at the Ogden Regional Medical Center of a cancerous brain tumor.

He was born February 28, 1947 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and received his PhD from Washington State University. He did his post doctorate work at Imperial College in England.He was a research scientist and mechanical engineer. He worked at BYU, the U of U, and on Morton Thiokol's Rocket Booster engine for the Space Shuttle. He also worked on a nuclear waste research project in New Mexico.

On July 10, 1993, he married Patricia Berghout at Nordic Valley in Eden. He was a member of SRF Fellowship and Kriya Yoga. He was a spiritual man and was a reader of the Urantia Book. He lived religious reading and writings.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia of Eden; three stepchildren, Michael Jacobazzi, South Ogden; Robert P. Jacobazzi, Lockport, Ill; Janet Jacobazzi, Greene, Calif; and nine grandchildren; also surviving is one brother, Karl Wormeck; his wife, Judy; and sons, Jacob and Ben, Warren, N.J. He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Tyler Jacobazzi.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 5, 1:30 p.m. at Leavitt's Chapel of Flowers Mortuary, 836 36th Street, where friends may call Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, 12 noon to 1:15 p.m. Interment, North Ogden Cemetery.

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